Thursday, August 19, 2010

Reasons Why FOREVER Takes So Long To Finish

Actual Conversation From The Stiefvater Household

Starring players in conversation:
Me: 28 year old author.
Thing 1: 6 year old daughter.
Thing 2: 5 year old son.



THING 1: *noise*

THING 2: *noise*

THING 1: *noise*

THING 2: *noise*

ME: Could you guys please be quiet for just one minute? You can talk all you want in the car later, but right now, this is MAMA TIME.

THING 1: . . .

THING 2: . . .

*10 seconds elapsed time*

THING 2: I'm an evil beaver.

17 comments:

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

Haha. That's hilarious, but not too good for you. :-) I love the last line.

Crystal Cook said...

LOL! Evil beaver :):)

That sounds oddly familiar. Except for that last line.

Best of luck!

Amelia Robinson said...

Hehe. We children take immense pride in annoying our respective parents. I'm 16-years-old and I still do that...minus claiming I'm an evil beaver. My father is so happy I'm starting school again. Now he can work in peace without me coming in every few hours ranting about the injustice of the low self esteem in female protagonists. XD

Good luck with the writing! :)

-Amelia

P. Cotton said...

Holy crow, that sounds like my house!!

Dawn said...

lol Good luck lol...now go finish my book lol just kidding

danaalisonlevy said...

This makes me so happy. It so captures my end-of-summer days that I shared it on my blog (with full credit of course). Angry Beaver indeed. Welcome to my world...

Amy said...

haha... ah little kids you have to love them. Evil beaver... how inventive. I'm so sorry I know how annoying it can be to get interrupted when you are in the middle of a train of thought. My brother and sister interrupt all the time and when one is trying to write an essay or anything for that matter it gets really annoying.

Erika said...

I could babysit...... oh wait that would just add to the noise. You should have them start reading!!!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

So....when does school start? ;) My 6 yo returns on the 30th for 1st grade! :) Woohoo!

maine character said...

I think you and CKHB would enjoy talking about how parents make writers during some quiet time together.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Haha. Got to love the imagination there to come up with "I'm an evil beaver." :)

Agn├Ęs said...

Haha! And that will be a chapter in FOREVER. Like:
"Sam, I love you." , I said.
"Grace, there is a thing I have to tell you... I'm an evil beaver."
"WHAT?"

Have a good day!

Kelly Lyman said...

Love the last line. ;)
Isn't it scary though when the kids all of a sudden get quiet? Even if only for 10 seconds?

umblaettern said...

Sounds like a good idea for a new book. (; When I was little I wrote a story about evil squirrels. Maybe there is something odd about rodents after all...

Maggie Stiefvater said...

@Kelly, yes the sudden quiet is terrifying and suspicious.

And first full length day of school? today. oh yes . . .

Patty said...

OMG...how have I missed this...is Forever next in the Shiver, Linger, series...have I been asleep?

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Yep, Patty, FOREVER is the final SHIVER book!

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