Friday, October 17, 2008

I luv u 2

I mentioned a few posts ago that I’ve been reading two humorous books: “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” and “Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies.” Both are laugh-out-loud funny and were quite helpful as I was completing the final edit of TREES. Both authors made the point that email and text messaging have done a great disservice to American punctuation and grammar usage. Let me offer an example (an exchange between Meagan and me):

Meagan: what does it mean when ur eyelid wont stop twitching
Me: Just a spasm not enough sleep
Meagan: its been doing it for 2 days n I’ve had lots of sleep
Me: Mine does it 2. Nothing 2 worry about.
Meagan: K sweet. Ps how’s ur hearing
Me: What?
Meagan: Your hearing duh
Me: That was a joke
Meagan: Dad that would only be funny if we were talking. We’re texting.
Me: Oh the irony
Meagan: Hahahahaha omg you r a faREAK. How is it 4 real
Me: No change
Meagan: Ugh lame at least you’re not blind
Me: Or stupid
Meagan: That’s debatable. We should learn sign language that would be so BA
Me: BA?
Meagan: Bad Ass DUH
Meagan: Woohoo 92 on my poli sci midterm
Me: cool
Meagan: Calm down n get control of your excitement
Me: ???
Meagan: Sarcasm Eugene
Me: Who?
Meagan: You
Me: You what?
Meagan: Wait what? Now Im confused
Me: Me 2
Meagan: DUH
Me: I luv u
Meagan: U 2. Ps feel free to send a care package sometime soon

Good news – an Acquisition Editor has agreed to read TREES. The only words sweeter than “I’ll take a look at it” would be “We’d like to offer you a (insert nearly any six-figure dollar amount here) advance for the right to publish this amazing book.” I can daydream, can’t I?

Well, I guess that’s enough for today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Now go out and hug somebody!


Jessica said...

Good luck on the new book, that would be sweet to hear them say $1 million!

Anonymous said...

If the Book "Trees" is as good as the synopsis, I expect to see it in my library by my next birthday.
Richard W.