I spent 6 hrs yesterday revising, managed to get through 14 chapters, came up with a totally awesome twist--and then, when I got home, my copyedits had arrived.
Linnie's not happy.
Linnie: What? You're abandoning me? We are on a roll!
Me: I know. But these are my copyedits. I need to get them back by Monday.
Linnie: Monday, Schmonday.
Me: Now, now...
Linnie: Don't you "now, now" me! If you loved me, you wouldn't do this to me.
Me: How can you say I don't love you?
Linnie: You love Shawna more. You've always loved her more.
Me: That is so not true. Don't you know a heart is a home with a room for every person it loves?
Linnie (pause): Where the hell did you get that old fossil?
Me: ...I don't remember. I think I stole it from an old Hayley Mills movie.
Linnie: Be that way. Have fun with Sha-a-a-awna! Who needs you anyway?
Me: You do, dummy.
Linnie: Pffft! Fine. Let me know when you can work me into your busy-ass schedule.
Me: Wait! You brat. You just stole that line from Martha! Page 218!
Linnie: (smirk) At least I had permission.