Friday, February 02, 2007

Deadline...

...So called because when you're on one every line you write seems about as sparkling as roadkill.

Shall be spending the day trying to find suitable words to replace 3472 'thingies.'

Shall NOT spend 2 hours on Youtube researching my next hero.

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Blogger Annie said...

Well, that's the price you pay for being a published writer, India. In other words, if you're looking for sympathy, I'm sure you know where to find it in the dictionary.

That said, and to show that I'm really a very nice person indeed and not at all the colour of grass, here are some words to replace all those 'thingies' -'wotsits' (very tasty cheesy snacks), 'doo-dahs' (once famous dog band) and 'didgeridoos' (Australian musical instrument). Hope this helps.

12:00 pm  
Blogger Brown said...

Ooh, I do like didgeridoos - maybe 'cause it sounds like kangaroos?

India my love, take a deep breath, and know that you can do this. It's not roadkill - and even if it was, some people love roadkill, it's a delicacy in certain American states...they're the same places that have a tradition of marrying your cousin, and playing a banjo, but...wait...wait a minute, this isn't helping, is it?

Let me try again:

India my love, take a deep breath and know that you can do this. You really can, honest. Eat loads and loads of chocolate to keep up your strength, drink a lot of wine because it helps your heart, and realize that you are a wonderful, incredible author and person and anything you set your mind to, you can accomplish with flair, wit and an elegant toss of that feather boa.

1:42 pm  
Blogger Eva said...

Hang in there, India, your fans are eagerly awaiting your newest tale. I'm also wondering if the next hero will be dark or fair?

5:10 pm  
Blogger Lee Hyat said...

I like the sound of wotsits and doo-dahs. I tend to leave my pages littered with !! or ... marks which honestly doesn't sound half as much fun as wotsits. I'll have to try the wotsits and doodahs next time.
India, it always seems worse than it really is when that deadline is looming. But I'm sure you've done a wonderful job with it and truly, there are sure to be lots of gems hiding in the dust from the roadkill aftermath. They'll sparkle when you do the read-through. As everyone said, hang in there! You're doing great. :)

6:35 pm  
Blogger Stacy Dawn said...

I will trade you 2069 'something-somethngs' for your 'thingies'. It's really a very good deal. A savings of 1403!


Yes, Brown. I'm writing today :)

8:18 pm  
Blogger India said...

Thanks girls (sniff, sniff)

Have just stopped work and poured a welcome glass of wine. Lovely to hear all your words of wisdom and support. Am utterly brain dead. No energy left even for youtube hero research, which has to be a very bad sign.

Oh well. Tomorrow (as Scarlet whatsit-- or wotsit-- said) is Another Day.

9:00 pm  

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