Monday, November 23, 2009

And now a word from my 'other' sponsor

Penny: Eight thousand, right?

Me: What?

Penny: Eight thousand. That's about how many words you have left to write before you reach the NaNo goal?

Me: Oh, yeah. But when NaNo is over I have to start on the other narrative.

Penny: Think you'll make it?

Me: Probably.

Penny: How does it end?

Me: How does what end?

Penny: My narrative.

Me: *smiles* You should know. It's your story.

Penny: Yeah, but you've added a lot of stuff I didn't think you'd add.

Me: You told me a lot of things I never knew.

Penny: Such as?

Me: I don't think I can talk about that without offending some of the readers.

Penny: That's not all my fault.

Heather: You know, Penny, the first step toward recovery is admitting you have a problem.

Penny: You stay out of this, Heather. Go back to your own book.

Me: Ladies, please. Heather, I'll get back to your story in a little while. Right now I need to finish working on this one.

Heather: *takes a seat, muttering under breath* Man. She is never going to send a query for me. *yells* NYT's best-seller list is waiting for my story, Kat.

Me: Don't be such a prima donna, Heather. Have some patience.

Penny: *sighs* Now that that unpleasantness is behind us.

Heather: *sticks out her tongue*
Penny: You still have a character to name yet, huh?

Me: A couple of them.

Penny: I'm talking about my son.

Me: Your son?

Penny: That's what I said. My son.

Me: He already has a name.

Penny: No, no, no. His name can't stay like that. People will know.

Me: Know what?

Penny: You know.

Me: No, Penny, I don't know. I haven't written it yet.

Penny: You know, that thing I did that kicked this whole story into motion.

Me: Oh, you mean the kid...

Penny: Shhhhhhhhh!

Me: You know what you did was wrong, right?

Penny: That guy wronged me first. Twice, actually.

Me: Three wrongs don't make a right.

Penny: I did what I had to do. I helped more people than I hurt. Besides, the ones who got hurt were bad, and I couldn't get justice any other way.

Me: So, you're a vigilante?

Penny: Can we get back to the point? What are you naming my son?

Me: I don't know.

Penny: Maybe you should ask your blog readers for ideas. They're creative folks.

Me: Indeed. That sounds like a good idea.

I'm fresh out of spark for names right now. Would anyone care to suggest a name Penny's son?

Here's a little bit about him: He was born in the mid-1990s, love skateboarding, plays bass guitar and loves heavy metal music.

I'd love your input.


Nisa said...

Hey! Have you checked out the US Census for the '90s? It's a good way to sort through the popular names at the time. Maybe one of them will strike you as the one.

Eva Gallant said...

Maybe Jason or Eric? or Shawn? or Kyle?

Rosslyn Elliott said...

I love this dialogue!

Out of the popular names for 1995, I think Tyler or Zachary might work for this boy.

Cole Gibsen said...

I tried and think about all the boys I had a crush on in the 90's. (My junior high/high school years). There was Ryan, Chris, Eric, Darren, Jake, Tony, and Josh.

I was waaaaay boy crazy ;)

Anonymous said...

OH, this is GREAT! Love it.

Okay, for name ideas:


Now, I'm more for the Josh/Jake/Tyler variety. But that's me.

I think Caleb is cool too.

christine said...

How about Jake, Zac, Logan, Caleb, Umm....that's all I can think of!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh. I like Logan!!