Wednesday, November 11, 2009

you know all those "day in the life" uplifting articles

about literary agents that you read in Writers Digest or perhaps on blogs?

Yea well, THIS is how my day begins:

Email
FR: Poelle, Barbara (slithering)
TO: Reid, Janet

Subj: I just called you at the office and..

Text: Whoever answered said, "she isn't in..."
and I said, "Ahh yes, she'll stumble in sometime later smelling like yesterday's booze and broken men..." and it was dead silent for a second UNTIL I said, "can you tell her Barbara Poelle called?" and there was an AUDIBLE sigh of relief

clearly, my reputation precedes me



with friends like this, I clearly need another drink.
And it's 11:00 am.

I'm not sure if the writers attending CrimeBake are ready for us!

24 comments:

Les Edgerton said...

Can you elaborate about the "broken men?" Are they really broken or just bent?

Aimee said...

Hilarious!

Cowgirl in the City said...

LOL!

Ash. Elizabeth said...

Yesterday's booze? What about today's? lol

Scott said...

This just made my day. Sorry it was at your expense, but it was quite amusing from an onlooker's perspective. I'm still smiling.

S

DebraLSchubert said...

The two of you should take your act on the road. I could picture you on Oprah. In no time, she'd be a hysterical, teary-eyed, mess on the floor. Plus you could leave your favorite clients' books behind for her next book club selection. Humor + book sales = winning combination.

Furious D said...

"Broken" or "broke" which can happen in today's economy.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Great laugh to begin my day! Thanks.

Chary Johnson said...

Wow. Thanks for the laugh!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

*snort* Those crimebakers best wear their flak jackets...

Susan M. Boyer said...

It would be worth the plane ticket just to see you and SBP in action. I'm pea green with envy of everyone going to CrimeBake!

Indigo said...

I can't imagine, any place that has had the two of you in the room at the same time ever recovering. It's a violate mix of hilarity. Indigo

Marsha Sigman said...

There is just no substitute for friends like that. I used to work with my best friend and somehow she cracked into my employee file, took the copy of my hideous driver's license picture....and blew it up to make about 50 copies. She then hung them around our offices. I actually found one under the toilet seat. She may have been drinking...

Crystal Posey said...

LOL

I love these stories about you and Slithering Barbara Poelle. They are as much fun as moonrat's Rob the Publisher's Gems or her Rally Monkey posts.

sherry stanfa-stanley said...

Hope she's buying, after tarnishing your puritanical reputation like that.

Travis Erwin said...

I think you should have a writing contest where every entry must use that as the opening line.

Janet Reid said...

I think Travis Erwin might be on to something here. We could offer some pretty good prizes between the two of us.

justwritecat said...

Maybe they should add another class to Crime Bake. B is for Boozing It Up. It would fill-up in seconds.

Dani said...

The writers ARE ready! One of my dear friends will be attending, and I hope you get to say "hi"...

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

I'll write about anything with booze in it.

McKoala said...

More Poelle & Reid! World's best double act. Um, sorry, I mean Reid & Poelle. Repel, for short.

Wilhem Spihntingle said...

Oh Beehaaaave!

dylan said...

Dear Ms. Reid,

I worry where this public rivalry is heading. Is this how the term 'agent-provocateur' came into being? Is there some sort of a lit'ry cage-match abrewing in this rising tension?

Each time I see you mention the name of your slithery arch-rival, I am reminded of its homonymic relationship to 'barber-pole', which in earlier times when barbers were called upon to cut more than hair, was traditionally an advertisement for blood-letting.

Then when I consider that Reid means red,I fear it all must add up to something dire and messy, this way coming.

Or as likely not.

dylan

dylan said...

Dear Ms. Reid

Not a comment this, but a link to a toothy-grin.

http://tinyurl.com/ydwlb24

dylan