“Nobody puts Baby in a corner”

  • Current word count: 39,107
  • New words written: 354
  • Words til goal: 893 / 60 words a day til the end of September
  • After two days off, my writing was a bit slower this morning, but I’m trying to get back up to speed and finish this book by the end of the week. I’m now so close to my 40K goal, but I still have two chapters to go, so I know the book will be over. That’s ok. Trimming will come in the revision.

    I had my critique group last night (got some great advice about the beginning of this novel) and learned about the passing of Patrick Swayze. So sad, although he had suffered from cancer for a while. My critique friend Sara and I remembered Swayze’s movies, especially Road House (buff Swayze) and Dirty Dancing (sexy dancing Swayze) and that oh so memorable line: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

    Us writers strive to write clever, fun lines in books and movies, and when they are in movies, we need actors to make them memorable. Patrick Swayze did that for Baby, as well as “Ditto” in Ghost. Oh, Ghost.

    Thank you, Patrick Swayze. You’ll be missed.

    What’s your favorite Patrick Swayze movie line?

    Write On!

    4 Responses

    1. mand says:

      You’re doing great, as ever. :0)

      My favourite Patrick Swayze line will always be the ‘Ditto’!

      And thanx for that Hook Kids On Reading blog you mentioned in your last post. Badly needed, especially in our house!

    2. Karen Strong says:

      Samantha, you’re doing great on your progress!

      I was very sad to hear about Patrick Swayze. He was such a talented actor/dancer/singer.

      My favorite line is definitely from Ghost at the final scene: “The love inside, you take it with you.”

    3. Thanks, Mand and Karen. Today, unfortunately, getting no writing done. Too tired. But the day’s not offer, and then there’s tomorrow.

      And Karen, yeah, I love that line! It gave me goose bumps reading it in your comment. I love Dirty Dancing, but Ghost is probably my favorite Patrick Swayze movie.

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