Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lost in Story

So I'm driving along the other day, with my teen son in the front seat, and my daughters and friend in the back. The girls are chattering on and my son's agitated, but do I notice? Nuh-uh. I'm lost in my own story world, creating a scene that'll knock the wind out of my readers (okay, so I'm at least hoping for this...)

Finally, my incredulous son shouts, "Mom! Don't you hear what they're talking about?"

To which I respond, with equal annoyance: "No! I was in Chapter 2!"

Anybody else been there?

10 comments:

Sharon Hinck said...

Yep.
My kids can always tell when I'm mulling characters and plot-threads.
Jenni calls them my "major space-outs" and enjoys seeing how long she can ask me questions without me responding.

Chaos-Jamie said...

oh, yeah....

My kids chant. Very annoying. Probably almost as annoying as me not answering whether they can have milk.

Mom Nancy said...

Often! Usually what happens is that on a long car ride, I'll be working out a plot problem and suddenly will say something like, "I know what she could do. She could take the train into the city and meet him there."

My teenager will have her mp3 player on so she won't notice and my son is 4. My DH, however, will look at me and say, "WHAT?"

My normal response is to laugh and say, "It made sense in my head."

Camy Tang said...

ROFL!!! Did you really say that? Hilarious!
Camy

GeorgianaD said...

That's funny! I'm lost in my pages, too, and sometimes that's the only "work" I can do if there's too much going on.

Julie Carobini said...

Yeah, Georgia, me too. Frankly, writing's the kind of "work" I actually want to do (sure beats toilet scrubbing :-)

Karmyn R said...

That's hilarious - I thought I was the only one who did that!! (I just don't tell them what I'm thinking about though!)

HolyMama! said...

i'm so interested in knowing what they were talking about!

Julie Carobini said...

Hey Hm! Me too (giggle).

Julie

Shannon said...

YES!! I do that all the time ... very annoying when I'm driving down the road and my kids want to have a conversation instead. (The nerve of them, to interrupt the creative stew!)

Kewl blog, BTW! :-D