Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Real Conversations with LiLa

Lisa: So...that chapter, I think it needs to change.

Laura: ....

Lisa: I mean, it's awesome, but I think something needs to explode. Literally explode.

Laura: ... *screaming children in background* *sounds of dishes shattering*

Lisa: And I'm going to need it this morning if we're going to stay on schedule, so, um, the sooner the better, OK?

Laura: Why is it so quiet there? *James wails like he is being stabbed repeatedly with a plastic fork*

Lisa: Quiet? Oh, all the kids are at camp. It's heavenly.

Laura: Lydia! Put the marker down. James does NOT need a mustache! You are not Rapunzel! Do you need another time out?

Lisa: So, that chapter, in an hour, ok? I'm going to go get a quick pedi. My heels are so rough...

Laura: I hate you. No, no. Not you, Lydia. I'm talking to Auntie Lisa. Yes, I know it's not nice to say hate. James! No! Don't drink that! It's Mommy juice! If babies drink it they get very sleepy, oh, well, nevermind.

Lisa: Give the kids a kiss from me! Happy writing!

Laura: *click*


storyqueen said...

You know, I wish I could tell you it's gonna get better soon, but even now, if I want to have a phone conversation where my kids aren't yelling and screaming in the background, I have to go in the GARAGE with the DOGS! (and two of my kids are in COLLEGE!!!)

So yes, once a circus, always a circus.


Matthew MacNish said...

You didn't say what time it was, so I'm going to pretend it was wine o'clock.

erica and christy said...

Ha! My blog partner shared this post with me because it is SO us. We are attempting to write a novel together,and I think it was my turn to get the next chapter to her um...about a month ago. And the wine o'clock comment=perfect. christy

Marsha Sigman said...

You need a dinosaur. When my 4yr old tells a story if he sees us losing interest (he can ramble...wonder where he gets that from?) he adds a dinosaur.

It does make it perky.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I very much admire people who can raise children without going insane- and writing at the same time? It's amazing! I don't have any kids, and I can barely find time; I'm blown away that you two can do it! (And especially since you write such fun and interesting stories!) :) How you find the time to be so witty, I will never understand. :)

Little Ms J said...

Love you girls.

Krispy said...

I don't know how you do it. I guess the solution is everyone to summer camp next time!

Also, to echo erica and christy, I totally owe my co-writer a 3 months ago. *cries & hides*

Christa Desir said...

I love the two of you. Seriously. "I'm going to get a pedi, my heels..." LMAO. Nicely done.

My collabs are almost this colorful. :)

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