Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Teri is a good girl...

(Teri's inspiration...)

Okay, maybe she's *above* thievery and maybe she's just plain chicken, but either way, we love Teri Brown.

And even though she lost her nerve, and so this isn't really a tale of honest-to-gosh stealing, we have to share the story. Because this one's a hoot!


Yeah, okay... so I was working on a scene from Read My Lips, and I wanted to describe how the girl felt so emotionally and physically drained. I usually try not to start a sentence out with "I feel," but this line kept running through my head. "I feel like a two ton heavy thing."

It fit and I was tired of thinking about it so I used it. You know that feeling you get when you want to finish a chapter and can't, so you just stick whatever in.


A few days later my husband was listening to Queensryche, and there it was at the beginning of a song-- I feel like a two ton heavy thing!

We haven't listened to that album since the early 90's and it was still sitting in my brain. Taking up space. Maybe that's why I can't ever remember where I put my car keys! My hard drive is filled with random song lyrics.


LOL! Sure, Teri... whatever you say. But we know the truth. You're a secret Queensryche freak. Admit it!


PJ Hoover said...

But seriously, who wouldn't be a Queensryche freak? Heavy Metal was the ... cat's meow.

Barrie said...

Teri, that was parked in your brain since the early 90s?!! You'd be on fire on Jeopardy with a Song Lyrics category!

Erin said...

Wow, how funny.

BTW, I'm loving these features...in a way I feel like I'm "getting to know" all the authors and their books before I even read them!

Laurel said...

Thanks so much Erin! That's the idea...


TJ Brown said...

hey man, Queensryche rocks! And I am an out in the open fan... and so is my preppy pretty 17 year old daughter... she and daddy are going to a QR show for her birthday next month!