Monday, August 8, 2011

Imma be done this book real soon.

You know what's nice? When you intend to pull up your Aimee Mann collection on iTunes because you're trying to set the mood for a depressing eulogy scene that you've been struggling to write for the 100th iteration of your novel and instead "Imma Be" by the Black Eyed Peas comes on and you're all "What the?? This isn't Aimee Ma--oh!" And suddenly, thanks to the magic of's lyrics and Fergie's hooks and whatever the f%$# it is that Taboo does, your writer's block clears and you figure out how you're going to write a eulogy that's not depressing at all but actually kind of funny and weird and it saves your writing life?

That's what just happened to me. And I'm almost done this revision because of it. Oh yeah, imma be the flyest chick on the bookshelf at Indigo come 2025. You just wait and see, shorties.


  1. You know that you need to send a special shout-out to the Black Eyed Peas in your first book now, right? Of course, it will be only one of many special mentions they'll have received in literary circles because of this guy's book, but you know, they'll probably appreciate it anyway.

    Seriously, though - that's an awesome writer's-block-killing story. I'm totally intrigued about the resulting pages now...


    P.S. Ooohhh! THAT'S his name!

    P.P.S. ..... what does he do again?....

  2. Yes! I'm so glad your awesome new job hasn't gotten in the way of you being my #1 most favorite commenter! And you're right, I will have to thank the Peas. And I have no idea what Taboo does in the group. But in the real world, I'll bet he's someone's AA sponsor.