Oops

August 27th, 2006

This past weekend….

He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog overheard me on the phone with a reporter who was interviewing me about HOW TO BE POPULAR. After I'd hung up, the following conversation ensued*:

(*It should be noted that, by mutual agreement, I do not read HWSNBNITB's poetry, and he does not read my fiction.)

HWSNBNITB:
Did I just hear you mention something about a character in your new book who is nicknamed Crazytop?

Me:
Um…yes.

HWSNBNITB:
As in Crazytop, Criminal Mastermind?

Me:
Uh…maybe.

HWSNBNITB:
THAT IS MY PRIVATE NICKNAME FOR YOU. YOU PUT MY PRIVATE NICKNAME FOR YOU IN A BOOK????

Me:
Um…yeah.

HWSNBNITB:
…And did I hear you say something about a character in your new book named Jason?

Me:
Yes.

HWSNBNITB:
And he's a golfer?

Me:
…Yeah.

HWSNBNITB:
YOU WROTE A BOOK ABOUT MY BROTHER, JASON, THE PROFESSIONAL GOLFER?????

Me:
It's not about your brother. I've just used up all the good boy names of people we don't know, okay?

HWSNBNITB:
BUT YOU MADE THE GUY A GOLFER!!!!!

Me:
Well, I needed to give him a hobby, and golf just seemed like a good one for someone named Jason.

HWSNBNITB:
BECAUSE HE'S MY BROTHER!!!

Me:
NO HE'S NOT. HE'S A FICTIONAL CHARACTER. I mean, the one in my book is.

HWSNBNITB:
STOP STEALING THINGS FROM MY LIFE AND PUTTING THEM IN YOUR BOOKS.

Me:
OKAY!

HWSNBNITB:
And you're not writing about me in your blog, are you?

Me:
Of course not!

More later.

Much love,

Meg