Friday, November 28, 2008

Pun--Post 28 for 30dow

My sinuses are driving me nuts, so this pun is actually a plagiarism of myself. And it's not even a good one. At work, we have this gnome that we pass around and praise co-workers with it. We each get a short turn, and then we pass it on to someone else, writing up a little email about how great the next person is. Here is an excerpt with a horrid pun. You can imagine a pathetic rim shot after it. 

"I gnome gonna miss him!"

If I weren't so tired, I'd try to make up a new one, but I just finished the first draft of my zombie novel today. No puns, but there is a joke on the double meaning of "straight" (e.g. not drunk and not homosexual). It's kind of funny for a zombie novel. Oh, and there's a main character named Laurie. Just guess what's she's like!! 


give up?


So the Laurie in my book is the wife of Emma, the main character's best friend. Laurie is the ED of a nonprofit that does after-school culture classes and shit. She's kind of based on my friend Natasha and on Laurie, but is more like Natasha because fictional Laurie is not a bitch (and I mean that in a good way, Laurie, the way that we call each other bitches and it's okay : ) )
I'm quite happy I'm done with the book, but it's kind of anti-climactic. I didn't miss too much sleep over this month, and I only slightly shirked my house chores, and I still have a somewhat crappy draft of a zombie novel. This writing shit is EASY! 
covering head with pillow before anyone mentions editing. night night. 

1 comment:

Art Thief said...

In "On Writing", Stephen King recommends putting that first drafy away for about six weeks and working on something else. That way, you've given your brain the proper distance to judge your work. That's when the editing starts.