Two Friends, five kids on a Concall

My Bad Doggy Productions partner Stephanie Saye just wrote this hilarious piece about what a typical conference call between us sounds like. © 2013 Stephanie Saye
El: *answers phone* Hey.farrisandsaye3-300x227
Stephanie: Hey. Can you give me the login info for the Web site?

El: You lost it again? *kids screaming in background* WOULD YOU GUYS BE QUIET! I’M ON THE PHONE! Hey, how far have you read on my book?

Stephanie: I dunno, chapter 13 or something? *kid repeating “mommy, mommy” in background* I didn’t have much time over the weekend. Luke, mommy is working, I’ll be done in a few minutes. No, no … please put that down. That’s mommy’s stapler. GIVE IT TO ME BEFORE YOU STAPLE YOUR EYE!

El: *sighs* So … this whole not working on the weekend thing, is that gonna be like a regular thing for you? *more screaming* DAMMIT! I’M ON THE PHONE … WORKING!

Stephanie: Dude, I have no doors on my office. *cat wails in background* I can’t do shit when my family’s at home.

El: What author doesn’t have doors on her office? BEN, GET DOWN FROM THERE NOW! Oh my God, is your cat dying?

Stephanie: *more wailing* Nah, she’s just hungry. JESUS CHRIST TYRA, WOULD YOU GIVE ME A FREAKIN’ BREAK? Okay, so where were we?

El: I was just about to ask you about the logo …

Stephanie: *kid crying in background* Oh hold on a second. IAN, IS YOU BROTHER HURT? Great. He’s hurt. El, lemme call you back.

And you wonder how we ever get stuff done? ~S © 2013 Stephanie Saye and E.L. Farris


The really neat thing about these concalls, besides the friendship and the laughs? With Stephanie Saye and Christina Frey’s help, I’m happy to announce that I will be releasing I Run within the next 24 hours. I have a final cover, and there’s a long, messed-up story behind that, but that’s for another day, when we’ve all imbibed our coffee. We’re just conducting some final proofs and hopefully, tomorrow (happy sob) I Run will be out! Thank you all so much for your friendship and support; thank you for sharing my joy, my weird humor, and my deep thoughts about God, children, running, and sundry other random topics. Thanks for laughing at my jokes, and thanks for giving me cyber-hugs when I’m crying. Just . . . thanks. Here’s the cover for I Run: A Novel. Special thanks to Christina Frey of Page Two Editing and Stephanie Saye for all your awesome help.

9 comments on “Two Friends, five kids on a Concall
  1. Is that a good call? Wow, that seemed really like a very productive call. See what you need is a big bird, Cockatoo or African Grey will do. Then every single time you get on the phone said bird can scream, “Oh, Shit the Phone.” It makes for a nice backdrop and controls the rest of the stress.

    Congratulations. I love you and the book.

    • Running from Hell with El says:

      LMAO Val!! I love that!! And yes, I love these calls with Stephanie–they’re a blast.

      :) thank you! Love you!

  2. HYSTERICAL! You guys should work this up for YouTube!

  3. OneHotMess says:

    Danged thing won’t let me like it. 103B Hannah road, Nobleboro, Me.,04555

  4. Woo Hoo. And rather a lot of Happy Dances. Wobby dances, but dances just the same.
    I think those calls sum up every woman’s life. Snatched when and as they can. And at least there was no puking on that call – though I am sure it has happened. And will happen. And there was laughter, understanding and love. It doesn’t get much better.

  5. My, but this feels familiar to me! :D

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