Thursday, February 4, 2010

Talking to Myself Again

“Will you please just get out of that hole?” Looking down in the pit of darkness.

“But I can’t! I’ve dug down way too far and I forgot a ladder.” Voice echoing through hole.

Great big sigh. “You didn’t even tie down a ladder when you started?”

“I was just having so much fun, I just kept digging and digging. Now I’m stuck here forever.” Whimper. “All there is down here are dirt, rocks and worms. And I’m so hungry.”

“Let me think for a minute.” Putting hand on chin, looking up in thought.

Small little voice from hole echoing up to the sky.“I’ll have to make myself a dirt-worm sandwich just to survive.”

“I’ve got it!” Snapping fingers. “I should have one of these in my purse. Just hold on.” Unzipping purse, rummaging through.

“Is it bread to go with my worm sandwich? It would be so less crunchy on my teeth.”

“No. It’s …” pulling long stick with black writing on it out of said purse, “the Revision Process.”

Loud echo-ie gasp from deep dark hole. “You have a Revision Process with you?”

“Yes I do.” Grin forming on teeth, sun glinting off front tooth on the right.

“I’m saved! No more worm sandwiches for me!”

“Here catch this.” Throwing stick into dark abyss. “With the Revision Process you will be out of the muck in no time.”

“You’re my hero Revision Process.”


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Revision process as a hero...hmmm. Love it! :-) This was so fun to read. :-)

Sara said...

I had a feeling I knew where that was going, ha ha! Go, revision process, go! :-)

Rachel said...

You are so creative!! Worm sandwhich? Where do you come up with those?? :) hehehehe

The Dixon Family said...

I frequent that hole sometimes too. It is very dark, but at least the worms are juicy.

Carolyn V. said...

Shannon, It is true, the revision process is my hero. Thanks =)

Sara, Hee hee, Thanks. Let's hope by next week I will still be singing praises to the RP.

Rachel, Hey! I've read your blog. You are super creative. I was just hungry when I wrote this. I've gotta eat more than just crackers. Maybe fudge, fudge would be good. =)

Carolyn V. said...

Hey Julie! I know what you mean. That hole is dark, but the worms...mmmm. =)

L.T. Elliot said...

Ha ha ha ha! Worm sandwiches. Hee hee hee.

In my opinion, your "pit" isn't as deep as you're thinking. I think it's quite comfortable. Like a hobbit house. You're brilliant and your book is fabulous!

Lady Glamis said...

Revisions. Holes. Yes, that sounds familiar. :)

Carolyn V. said...

L.T. Thanks for making my day. =) =)

Lady G. I think we are both in the same boat. Good luck on your revisions. =)

Amber Lynae said...

This is so cute. I was thinking when I read how we all dig ourselves into holes sometimes. A lot of times my shovel is named pride. I'm too proud to give up my will (whether it be in life or in my wishes for my manuscript) so I keep digging deeper hoping to find a way to get what I want all the while I'm just getting further away from my wants.

I loved this post it got me thinking.

Amber Lynae said...

Enjoy your revisions

Carolyn V. said...

Amber Lynae, I think it's true! We all dig ourselves into holes, even if they aren't dealing with revisions. I hate those holes. Thanks for the comment! =)

Lisa and Laura said...

I love this! No wonder you're a writer...