May 6th, 2009

So I'm not a funny person....

I finished my Work In Progress (Book 2) a few weeks ago. After some revisions, I mailed it off to my two trusty readers (my sister and best friend) for comments before I submitt it to my agent.  So yesterday my sister called and said, "I was in bed, reading chapter five and I laughed so hard I woke my husband up."  When I told my husband this, he said, "It's weird because you write humor well, but honestly, Jen, you're not a funny person."

Hmmmm. It's true, I guess. I'm not the crack a joke kind of person. I'm definitely not witty.  But my nature is very light and bubbly and I guess that's why my writing translates into comedy.  It's so much easier  to construct funny characters and comical situations than actually be funny in real life.

Speaking of funny - I've just finished listening to a really funny audiobook - "The Ivy Chronicles" by Karen Quinn.  Hysterical.  Now I wonder if she's funny in real life.......