Friday, July 23, 2010

A Friday Chat with LiLa

Lisa: So...

Laura: Yeah...

Lisa: Um, how are you? Still married? Lydia still alive and kicking?

Laura: Yeah. You?

Lisa: I started crying last night for no reason. So Ken thinks I'm crazy. Just business as usual.

Laura: PED.

Lisa: Huh?

Laura: Post Edit Depression.

Lisa: Oh, good call. You think they have drugs for this kind of thing? I just don't know what to do with myself.

Laura: I know. Have you tried refreshing email?

Lisa: Yes, I'm doing it right now. It's so wrong, but it feels so right. Kind of like J. Simp's romper.

Laura: If that's not a cry for help, I don't know what is.

*crickets*


Lisa: Yeah. So...

Laura: Um...I guess I'll just talk to you when we get line edits?

Lisa: Yeah, whatever. Wait! What about the blog?

Laura: Can't you just post this conversation? It's riveting.

Lisa: Done.

31 comments:

Christina Lee said...

Oh so THAT'S what it's called ;--)

*reaches for the St. John's Wort*

Have a nice weekend!

Maggie said...

PED? That explains EVERYTHING.

This conversation was, indeed, quite riveting. Thank you for another chance to look into the minds of LiLa.

Matthew Rush said...

This is riveting, much more so than that frumpy jumper.

Sarah Enni said...

HAHAHAHA You two are hilarious.

Ugh. Nothing you could ever experience would be as dreadful as that romper. Seriously.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You girls are too funny!

I think I'm going to do a PhD on post edit depression in fiction writers. Okay, not quite the same topic as my masters thesis (with involved athletes), but at least I can relate. ;)

Anne said...

Haha I'm glad you identified the problem. Cheer up Charlie :)

paulgreci said...

PED--you'll probably need to see a specialist for proper treatment:-)

Christine Danek said...

Nice. Have a great weekend!

Laura Pauling said...

I think there is also PFDD (post first draft depression. And PFDD (post finally done depression) And PQD (post query depression. :)

Heidi Willis said...

I think as soon as you decide you're a writer, a doctor oughta put you on anti-depression meds.

Or bi-polar meds.

Keep refreshing!! Something is bound to show up!

Amy said...

*snork* I love you two.


And oh my god, I'm completely traumatized by that romper.

Laura Marcella said...

Babies wear rompers. Adults should NOT wear rompers! *shudders*

storyqueen said...

No rompers, please. Actually, if your blog would be a romper-free zone, I would appreciate it.

Thanks.

Shelley

Creepy Query Girl said...

what's a romper? You guys crack me up! Good luck with the post edit depression.

Tere Kirkland said...

LOL, wow, crotchtastic! Thank you for bringing that to my attention, ladies. ;)

Candyland said...

Oh the life of you two. You're silly.

Marsha Sigman said...

It was actually...riveting.

I also believe that J Simp's romper is a cry for help...maybe Lady Gaga can give her some pointers.

JEM said...

I believe the drug you're looking for is called "prosecco." You're welcome.

Joanna said...

Hahahaha--I haven't been around much lately (trolling the blogs I mean) and I needed a LiLa fix. This was PERFECT!

Lisa Gail Green said...

You know what the best cure is? Not that I've gotten there yet, so I'm just guessing, but still... Work on the WIP!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Riveting indeed :)

Gail said...

You two are such fun.....and a bit quirky!

Haven't heard you mention SCBWI-LA so I'm guessing you're not going? Wish you were so we could meet in person and laugh!

Susan Fields said...

Oh yeah...that romper is all wrong. Yikes!

T. Anne said...

I fantasize about the day I have a breakdown and all the wonderful drugs I'll get for free. Can't wait!

Lori W. said...

Once again, can you please pursue getting yourselves signed up to star in a reality show? So, yes, there are things that only writers would get, but aren't there lots of aspiring writers out there? I predict mass appeal regardless.

Holli True said...

LOL!! I agree with Lori! Get on TV! Stat. :) You two seriously crack me up! You're my favorite blog to stalk. :)

Myrna Foster said...

So, if PED stands for post-editing depression, what do we call pre-editing depression? You know, when you have to come down from your "Yay! I've finished the first draft! high and start hitting delete. repeatedly.

Great post!

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beth said...

Oh NO. There is nothing right about Jessica's romper.

NOTHING.

And I don't know about this PED you have. Personally, I had PEJ: post edit JOY. As in, pure and utter JOY that it was done!!!

thelisas said...

Hey, we're sister-authors too! Sistas from another mother...and father. No matter. Kindred spirits.

That you're younger and prettier, we'll try not to hold it against you.

Write on, LiLa - or as we old hens say, right on!

Veronica Roth said...

PED. I like it. Currently suffering from it. Refreshing email does not help. Need alternate remedy.

Also, you two are great.