Shannon Stacey

Conversation with hero…again

From Twice Upon A Roadtrip

Ethan: You again?

Shan: It’s editing time.

Ethan: You had your turn. I’m supposed to be getting honeymoon sex right now.

Shan: Trust me, it’s overrated. By the time Jill goes through all those nerves, and fasts to fit into her dress after stress-eating for two weeks, and then all that dancing, and…forget it. Anyway, you need some work.

Ethan: So what is this? Did you send me out half-dressed or what?

Shan: Well…you’re dressed, but you need your tie straightened, and your shoes on the right feet, and about a bazillion commas surgically removed. Little stuff like that.

Ethan: Did you say surgery?

Shan: Hey, it could be worse. I left Tomas with his pants down around his ankles to come straighten your tie.

Hello, my name is Shannon, and I’m addicted to commas. I also randomly capitalize letters for no reason. But I’m a profeshunul righter, yes I am. I’m going to have to pitch in for Mel to send extra fudge to our editor this year. :nod:

9 comments to “Conversation with hero…again”

  1. Charlene T
      · May 11th, 2005 at 8:24 am · Link

    :lmao: I have a little problem with commas myself. I leave them out. I blame my journalism teacher.

  2. Kitty
      · May 11th, 2005 at 9:06 am · Link

    You know I wish I could write, just so’s I could have these little conversations with my characters :)

  3. Shannon
      · May 11th, 2005 at 1:03 pm · Link

    You can talk to mine, Kitty! Especially if you can get them to behave. :nod:

    Hey, Charlene, how ’bout I give you half of my commas and we call it a day? :woot:

  4. gena showalter
      · May 11th, 2005 at 3:14 pm · Link

    I tend to use them in bulk, as well.

    I love that you talk to your characters. I do, too. I made the mistake of telling my mom this and she gave me a look like I needed to be locked in a padded room.

  5. Charlene T
      · May 11th, 2005 at 4:14 pm · Link

    It’s a deal, Shannon! Let’s split those commas. As long as we don’t, you know, split any infinitives. :cool:

  6. kate PS
      · May 11th, 2005 at 5:03 pm · Link

    :whip: The Editor has already informed me (yesterday and some day last week) that I owe her Chocolate. …Maybe we can go in on some really good stuff. :whip:

  7. Briana
      · May 11th, 2005 at 10:34 pm · Link

    The editor only said that because someone *cough*Kate*cough* sent her what…how many DOZEN emails :P

    And why are you two blogging…get to work! :whip:

  8. Shannon
      · May 11th, 2005 at 10:52 pm · Link

    Okay, Kate. But YOU have to actually pick it out, because I’m still editing, so I’ll eat it all before I get to the post office.

    Gena, I’ve gotten that look before! The :crazy: look. One reason I was so excited to get the internet and discover the whole, wide romance-writing world was that there were :crazy: people just like me! Insanity validation.

    Suzanne Brockmann said in a workshop something along the lines of “writing is a career where you make your mental illness work FOR you.” :rofl:

    No splitting infinitives? Geez. Well, I will boldy go back to editing, before the editor, the one with the whip, finds me here, where I’m not supposed to be, because I’m supposed to be working. (Only 6 commas? Not my best work *g*)

    If you guys are going to keep playing with the :whip:, I’m going to go steal Cece’s red-bottomed mooning smilie so y’all look like perverts. :nod:

  9. Kitty
      · May 12th, 2005 at 7:38 am · Link

    I could try talking to your character, but I doubt they’d listen, i talk to my cats :blah: and they just ignore me and run of a do naughty things anyway just to taunt me :neener:

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