"I’m sorry to hear that, Cathy. I might have something for you, if you’re interested. It’ll be a small thing, indie film. But it’s something, right? And no, you didn’t miss much. Unfortunately."
"There’s nothing wrong with indie films; it’s not a theater production, but at this point I can’t be picky. I’m almost thirty and my career has yet to start. — Wow, listen to me complaining. I bet you missed that, huh? How’ve you been, Mark?"
"I haven’t seen you around in a while. I’ve been kinda worried. What have you been up to?”
"Would you believe me if I told you that I feel like i’ve been up to absolutely nothing? My career is deader than a doornail. — Sorry about being MIA. I didn’t miss much, did I?"
"There may or may not be something seriously wrong with me."
I am going to be editing Cathy’s theme etc.
As much as I used to love the current one that I have
and as much time that I put into it, it’s time to move on from it.
Hearing those words come out of Cathy’s mouth hurt Jamie more than he let on. He had so much faith in her and her abilities. He knew that she was beautiful and that she was talented. He just wished that she could see it, too. He wished that she could see herself how he saw her, just for a short while. “Cathy,” he murmured. “-it’s more than just sentiment. I mean it. You’re gonna be walking the red carpet and you’re gonna look so glamorous. No one’s gonna notice me. All eyes will be on you, my beautiful shiksa goddess.”
"Sure, i’ll walk to red carpet — but only as your date. I’ll be in the bacground, and everyone will snap pictures of you and interview you and..and it’ll be great.” And yes, here was a twinge of jealousy…but Jamie deserved it. Then again, will all of the blood, sweat, and tears she had poured into her career…she felt she deserved some sort of recognition. Unfortunately, life didn’t work that way. Cathy paused another moment. “I don’t mean to shoot everything you say down…it’s just easier that way.”
I will not be the girl who requires a man to get by!
"How about this? When my book gets made into a movie, I’ll make sure that they cast you as the lead role. The movie will be a huge success and you’ll be Cathy Hiatt, big time star. Just like you were always meant to be.” Jamie said this with his usual amount of confidence. To him, it was something that was assured. His dreams had come true so far. Why wouldn’t they continue to do so?
"I wouldn’t do you justice." Cathy let the words out, and she meant them. Honestly and truly — even if it hurt her to say. "If and when your novel gets optioned for a film, it deserves the very best." And she knew that it wasn’t her. "But I appreciate the sentiment. It means a lot."