So Sunday my family came over for dinner. My brother in law (who likes to incessantly pick on me by finding out what projects I am working on and then proceed to harass me about them [you know it's true, Kevin] for weeks on end) asked me what my current WIP is about. I told him (because I am a stubborn, mean, sister in law) that he didn't get to know. But he knew the title from my site *sigh* so he proceeded to spend the next half hour trying to guess. These were his theories for Ice Queen:
*An ice skater who works hard to win the gold and finds the love of her life in the process. (Uh no, I think that's called Ice Princess and Disney already made that one)
*The Queen of England wants to have her body cryogenically frozen, sent out to space (I'm not sure why space had anything to do with it), and then brought back in X amount of years to continue her reign.
*The women's Jamaican bobsled team almost wins the gold medal, but instead wins our hearts. (Cool Runnings 2?)
*A boy with a bad accent who asks for ice cream is misunderstood as asking for ice queen. (btw, this theory launched into a big ol' story on somebody my sister knows who can't pronounce his own name right, so is constantly asked to repeat himself--Cowin? No Collin. Cowin? Ugh. It was a pretty funny story)
*An ice age comes, freezing half the world and a young woman arises as the queen of the survivors.
Were there more, Kevin? I try to block out most of your taunting, so I don't remember. Anybody else have theories they want to throw out there? So far, he's not even close to being right (thank goodness).
Night Owl!! Okay, so obviously I'm still up too. And I am laughing so hard right now! I wish I cold guess, but alas that would be cheating because I totally know the right answer! Eat your heart out, Kevin!ReplyDelete
Hahahah! Okay, so in england I SWEAR no one pronouces their names right! LOL! It took us two weeks to learn this teenagers name: Carl. He eventually had to write it for us. We seriously thought his mom had named him Cow. And we kept going, "Cow? Your name is Cow??" And he'd go, "Yeah, it's Cow!" I thought that was really messed up, cuz he was a bit stockier than the other boys. LOL! Just had to share!ReplyDelete
Ahhh, brothers-in-law. Can I tell you that I know the feeling? I kinda like that Ice Age teen queen one tho. That could have potential.ReplyDelete
As for what you're writing, of course I have no clue.
Hot Stuff and I have a theory that Queen Elizabeth is, in fact, the ORIGINAL Queen Elizabeth. So maybe your BIL isn't so far off on that frozen thing...ReplyDelete
Candi, yeah I was up super late last night. Like always. Yes, no cheating, don't tell Kevin. It will bug him to no end. :)ReplyDelete
Jenni, have you put them all straight on the correct pronunciations of their own names?? :) Funny story.
Nat, Kevin is nothing if not full of ideas. In his guessing on this and other books, he has given me like a hundred new ideas. He'll be guessing random, silly, outlandish things, and then he'll throw in one that I'm like, hmmm, not bad, maybe that can be my next book. lol
Kiersten, interesting theory. Hmmm, I wonder if you guys are on to something. :) I'll have to tell him your theory. Actually, he'll probably just read it himself when he visits my blog. :)
Kasie....I am so sorry I married a weirdo who acts no older than a 15 year old!!(which actually is close to your target age right!) He is good for some laughs every now and then though.ReplyDelete
I like this guy, maybe I'll borrow him for title prompts.ReplyDelete
I have one theory. A writer's husband tries to save money on heating bills by turning down the thermostat, thus causing said writer (who hasn't moved from her position of staring out the window, trying to summon a thought)to become reptilian in nature and hibernate until the first thaw.
My vote goes to Cool Runnings #2! LOL! That is so so funny!ReplyDelete
Ahhhh, Sigh... Kasie, Kasie, Kasie... You once promised me a gruesome death (creative way please) in one of your books but you never said anything about crucifying me on your blog. I would take time to correct the brilliant ideas that I gave you but what is the point? My genious has clearly been wasted.ReplyDelete
Tricia... just say when
Steph, he is my target audience. A fifteen year old little girl. Mua ha ha! Just kidding, Kevin.ReplyDelete
Tricia, I love your idea. It would totally work too, because I'm freezing and I'm always on my computer, and sometimes I feel like I'm going into a state of hibernation, so I would be able to relate to the main character.
Kevin, I'm still going to kill you in one of my books. And crucifying you on my blog was just plain fun. Maybe I should do it more often. About your ideas not being completely accurate, like I said, you were going blah, blah blah, I was going, whatever. I vaguely remembered them. My blurbs were close enough to accurate. :)
Very funny. I think you should rent Kevin out to authors with writer's block. You could make millions!ReplyDelete
Jenny!!!!!!!!! EEEEHHHHH!!!! I miss you. We need to email more often. I miss my Jenny time. :)ReplyDelete
Dan, I'm sure Kevin would gladly hire out his genius. Actually, he offers it for free. :)ReplyDelete
Genius? Reads more like a slush pile to me:P Wouldn't every idea be brilliant if he was a genius? Not just one in one hundred? hehe.ReplyDelete
KASIE! I miss you so much! Things have been crazy with the holidays, but I owe you a big e-mail, and it will be coming soon! I hear things are pretty exciting in writing Clovis world! I love your writing life...it entertains me!ReplyDelete
Nat, so true, so true. I'm far from a genius either. That's why I secretly I listen to all one hundred of his crazy ideas. (don't tell him) :) LOLReplyDelete
Jenny, it's been crazy here too so no worries. I'm not as needy as I used to be as far as my books go. LOL But I am needy when it comes to friendship, so don't forget about your poor little entertainer over here and fill me in on your life. I miss funny Tyler stories.
I sure hope to meet Kevin someday! Maybe during my next visit to Clovis?ReplyDelete
Oh, I love these. Sounds like good times with the extended family. :)ReplyDelete
And, I actually agree with Natalie that the Ice Age one actually has potential. (Unless of course, natalie was being sarcastic. . . well . . . I still like it.)
Nicki, when will that be? Soon?ReplyDelete
Renee, maybe I'll have to write that book as the sequel to this one. :) Actually .... hmmm.... it could work.
I was so not being sarcastic! I really did like the Ice Age one.ReplyDelete
What a funloving family! I like dat.ReplyDelete
New book title for consideration:ReplyDelete
Angie, they are fun.ReplyDelete
Anon, nice. I'm already planning that one. I mean in a book, of course, not real life. lol
Very cute. I'm glad I don't have a brother-in-law like that.
Great quote and pic at top!