Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Oopsie Poopsie," He Says.

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.


  1. Oh my word, that is HILARIOUS! Yes, definitely change your password. That man's dangerous!! :)

  2. Better not let my husband see this. Don't want to give him any ideas... :)

  3. Learn from this! Prevention is key! Glad you enjoyed this story, Amy and Krista. It's fun to laugh about writing for a change.

  4. Oh, my goodness! Watch that devious husband of yours!

  5. P.S. I actually did share this post with my husband, because I thought he'd enjoy it, and he almost fell off his chair he was laughing so hard. No, really, he did:)

  6. Steph- devious is the right word;)
    and Krista- thanks! My kids were fighting right as I found it and I put them in timeout, laughing hysterically, and they were really mad/confused. I could not stop laughing. Glad you enjoyed it too.