Saturday, October 20, 2007

Follow-up

What I'm reading: The Mistress, by Susan Wiggs

What I'm writing: POV workshop notes and handout, Chapter 27

Yesterday, I mentioned posting a request for help with my rear-window Ford F-150 scene.

I did drive down to our local Ford dealership.

I drove in to the "Trucks": entrance, found a slot to park and moseyed over to all the trucks. I don't know why, but nobody raised an eyebrow as I leaned over with my tape measure checking windows on various models. I've NEVER been to a car lot where at least three people didn't try to sell me something, but I did my thing, got back into my orange Honda Fit and drove off. For the record, that window is about 13 inches square. I didn't try to pry one open and climb in.

When I got home, I found this email from a group member. I've never met her, never corresponded with her, but it proves ... what? That writers are a helpful lot? Or just plain nuts.


Thanks, Kim!

Hi Terry, We have a 2005 Chevy Silverado 4x4 extended cab (I think that's what they call it - four full size doors) long bed, just for kicks and giggles, I hopped out to the garage and shimmied through the rear slider window. I had to remove jeans and wriggle and I will probably have a bruise on my hip but it's a doable deal and if my life were in danger - I'd get through that puppy in a heartbeat. For the record, I'm 5'4" and 122 pounds most of which I carry behind me. Details on the truck are because I don't know if there's a variance between years and cab options

Kim


9 comments:

Marianne LaCroix said...

We are helpful....and nuts. :) She is one cool chick to try this out.

Mari

Diana Castilleja said...

I think writers are just nuts in general, and friendly and helpful without question.

Too bad no other community on the planet shares the same sense of family. :)

Clover said...

That is hilarious. I especially love that she took off her pants.

Jenyfer Matthews said...

What did I tell you? Get your character taking off her pants - no sweat!!

Rynne Raines said...

Fantastic! I love hearing stories like this. I do think writers are a unique breed of people. I've never known others who so willingly open up their lives and share what's in their hearts to total strangers but for some reason writers do it. Just the thought made me feel all fuzzy inside. Reading Kim's letter made it even worse. I'm a total sap for stories like this. Thanks for posting it Terry and thanks for writing it Kim. This just made my day.

Julie S said...

That's awesome, Terry!
And yeah, writers tend to be nutty, IMO.

Sara Thacker said...

That's cool. Of course writers just do funny stuff all the time.

Terry said...

Maybe it's because this is such a tough business, with its 90+% rejection rate, so we all understand what it takes to get something published. I do know that the support for writers from writers is something to be treasured.

Jessica Odell said...

George had an F150. A 1993. Slider window, so only half of it opened. Couldn't fit through that one. And yes, I had to try once when we locked the keys in...