Okay, so it's been awhile since I've posted something downright funny. I think. Don't any of you dare say my serious posts have been funny. I'll cry. I swear.
Anyway, I've been dreadfully busy, and so I thought my recent google chat conversation with my crit partner would be fun to share. It's about the word cliché. I think the word cliché has become a bit cliché lately. Everyone tosses this word around like it's a hot potato. I mean, come on, if you really sit down and think about it, every book has been written, every story has been told. Someone comes to town, or someone leaves town. Not much more than that.
The Most Amazing Crit Partner in the world, Dawna: I think I'm going to put this at the begining of my book.
me, who likes to tease people way too much: you're effing kidding me, right?
My poor friend who hadn't yet chugged enough coffee for this conversation, Dawna: why
me, who apparently has a potty mouth: i can't even effing read it
Frustration increasing, as much as her need for caffeine, Dawna: It's an old english poem
Dawna, the woman losing her patience with me: by John Donne
me: dying laughing here
Dawna. I think the smiley means she was mad at me: it's beautiful :-)
me, trying desperately to make her realize I was joking: you want people to get that impression about your book? i mean, seriously, dawna, poems at the beginning of books are cliché!
Dawna, done with Krystal for the day: there's that word again
me, feeling like a comedic failure: speaking of cliché, prologues are cliché too
and so are first chapters
OH! Don't put words in your book. that's cliché too
Dawna: life is cliché
me: death is cliché too
Anyone else tired of this word? I certainly am, and I think my cp is, too (especially after my rant in chat today. BTW, guys, she may or may not use poetry at the beginning of her book, but my response won't sway her. That was all just for fun!