So my friend sent back some comments on the second third of my novel and I was flipping through it to see if there were any big chunks of scribbles and found a tiny, but emphatic comment: "No, no, and NO!"
What the heck had I written to cause such hatred? I began reading...
"Full powers of investigation. I could lie, cheat and steal without asking anybody’s permission. Even physical coercion. I was so nervous I farted a little bit. I wasn’t sure he heard it but then I couldn’t hold back and giggled out loud. I was so embarrassed! He looked at me with fire in his eyes to which I responded, “Oopsie poopsie”. That was my last day at the FBI.I didn't write that! Apparently my hubby has been doing some free-lance editing work was I was in the shower or something.
My abs are tighter today from laughing so hard. Gah. What if I'd sent it to an agent like that? Do they read a total switch in tone and a jaunt into the ludicrous and think, "This must be a joke. I bet her husband thinks he's really funny." ?
Note to self: reset password on computer.