Thursday, July 23, 2009

Slumber Party!

A bottle of white wine is chilling in the fridge. Fresh sheets are drying in the laundry room. A package of 97% fat free hot dogs are thawing on the counter. And there's a brand new package of Twizzlers sitting in my pantry. All of this can only mean one thing...


Oh yeah, you didn't read that wrong, Laura and I are having a slumber party tonight. Sadly we won't have time for pillow fights or prank phone calls. But for the record, we were legendary prank callers. Laura was widely celebrated for her impressive use of "the man voice" while I preferred more intricate scams involving school mascot tryouts. Um..long story. 

Anyways, as much as we'd love to braid each others hair and break out the Ouija Board, we're going to spend the evening doing lots and lots of revising and brainstorming. 

Twizzler consumption will be encouraged, if not mandatory.

This is what happens when our husbands happen to go out of town at the same time. And yes, we do realize that we need to get a life. Badly.

The good news is that we've had our super secret #1 Reader (aka my bestie Tara) read the first 50 pages of the WIP and she likes it. A lot. At least I think she likes it a lot. She also pointed out some places where we can do some polishing, adding, clarifying and etc., which is precisely why she's the very first person we send our work to when we're ready for a reader. So our plan is to do some editing and then send our little sample over to Major Agent for her stamp of approval (hopefully).

Keep your fingers crossed for us! Oh and if you get any strange phone calls, just play along. It will be hilarious. Promise.


Katie Anderson said...

Oh hilarious! I will be watching my phone :-) haha!

Y'all have fun and I can't wait to hear how it goes.

Stina said...

Wow, so that's what it's like when you have an agent. You don't have to write the whole book first. Sweet!

Unknown said...

How I needed that laugh! I used to prank call too. Funny real story: met a boy at a bar years later that I prank called as a kid. Dated him for a bit thinking it was the universe talking... not so much!
Fingers crossed for you! Exciting!

Sarah Wylie said...

I just want to know how you already have over 50 pages. Didn't you guys just start like last week?
...oh yeah, two minds. An abundance of Twizzlers. I get it.

Have fun!

Christina Lee said...

see I'm thinking it sounds too fun to have a partner in crime like that- well, especialy if you really like each other and get along well- if not, then solo would be the route to go. I am not so sure my sis and I would be able to collaborate like that on a book let alone anything- ha!

Tess said...

fat free hot dogs? Oh man, there's no way to make that sound tasty.

but, seriously, have lots of fun girls and get lots of ideas lined up...I know good things are coming your way.

BTW, here are my carniverous bird responses:

1. Chicken again? Oh, man, I've got too much chicken on my plate already! I like your cooking, though, so call me if you ever cook up steak or a good pork chop.

2. Oh, I love this chicken....but, I really don't like the gravy you used. Can you remove it and try using some rosemary? If you do, I'll consider it again.

3. Love the chicken! gonna take this yummy chicken to the committee at Food Network. (takes chicken to committee. committee scarfs it, gags on it and barfs it back onto the plate) nevermind.


so it goes, so it goes...

Traci said...

You two are too much!! LOL Anyway, I saw hot dogs and Twizzlers, and I had to stop by! :-D

JennyMac said...

Love it..I am unlisted so there is no risk in pranks my way. Have a blast. I know you will. And I am sending you 100000 highly positive thoughts on your progress. (with the book NOT the twizzlers. )

Danyelle L. said...

Sounds like a blast. Good luck with the writing. *fingers crossed that agent will adore it*

Corey Schwartz said...

FUN FUN FUN! Have I mentioned that I am so jealous? My writing partner is in Omaha, Nebraska and I've never even met her. I want to have a writing slumber party! (Though I did sign with an agent today, so that's something :)

Anonymous said...

SO FUN...and I hope you guys have an amazing time!!!

Little Ms J said...

You lost me at the hot dogs. It really took me out of the story. :-)

Have fun, ladies! I wish Purple lived closer. We would have slumber parties and I'd have her bring my niece who I would dress up like a tart and feed Pixie Stix all night long.

Good luck with your brainstormin'.

Sherrie Petersen said...

What a blast! You guys are just humming along on that story, aren't you? Doesn't sound like you'll be doing much slumbering, but then slumber parties never were about the sleep -- enjoy!

lisa and laura said...

Ok guys, we sent off the partial to Major Agent! Hoorah! So all in all a productive night although the kiddies barely slept which means we barely slept which means we're all taking naps today.

Katie - Tis done for now...but it looks like we're going to be doing some more revising. Blah. I hate revisions.

Stina - Yeah, it is sort of nice to be able to get an agent's opinion of whether or not we're on the right track. Let's just hope she likes it.

Suzanne - Love that you met one of your victims in a bar and dated him! That would have made a great story if you would have gotten married...

Sarah - You'd be amazed what two people and a package of Twizzlers can produce. Of course my ass is suffering the consequences. I think I need more time at the gym and less time on the computer!

Christina - It is fun to have a partner in crime! I can't imagine doing it any other way.

Tess - Your comment had us rolling last night. Seriously perfect. And yes, our poor has suffered the same fate a few times over. We're busy rethinking the sauce on our recipe now. Ugh.

LitGrrrl - Hotdogs and Twizzlers really are a disgusting combination, but whatever works. For the record the dogs were all beef kosher. Does that make it any more palatable? Probably not.

Jenny - Positive thoughts are mandatory. Even for Twizzler consumption. Thank you!

Dani - Thank you! I hope the agent likes it too, but I guess if she doesn't it wasn't meant to be. No point in working our butts off on something that will never be published. Oh, but my heart will break a little if she hates it...definitely keep those fingers crossed.


Christine - We definitely had fun...and were pretty darn productive. But we're paying the price with crabby kids and mommies today.

LMJ - Quit being such a hot dog hater. And remind me never to leave you with my kids. I have a hard enough time with them after they've eaten PB&J can't imagine what they'd look like on Pixie Stix. God, those things are the best though, aren't they? I loved pouring that flavored sugar directly into my mouth. Perfection.

Sherrie - You were SO right on the slumbering. I can tell that you're a veteran mom.


Ooooh, were they Hebrew International almost-fat-free hot dogs? Those are awesome.

Kimberly Derting said...

I'm about this close *holds fingers just centimeters apart* from forcing my brother to put on a wig and pretend to be my sister so I can have a super-fun, Twizzler-eating sleepover. We'd stay up late and I'd braid his hair (err, wig), do mani-pedis, talk about OUR super-secret book that we're going to write one day...

It'll be awesome!

Kimberly Derting said...

Oh, and I bet he'll buy *me* a Kindle too.

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