It's one of those touchstones you find when you've lived with someone long enough. Which fits nicely with my mindset as I read Lisey's Story, which King described as his novel about marriage. I don't share things like blood-bools with Melissa, but we've got our own shared language and experiences.
Now, as sometimes happens in King's books, one of the main characters is a writer. Perhaps that's one of the reasons I enjoy reading his books. It's another shared experience. He was someone I could relate to when I was a teenager. Well, today's Peanuts strip is from 1/20/1996, and it fits nicely into the writer state of mind and Melissa's optimistic attitude.
The first panel shows Snoopy shows Snoopy standing in front of the Brown mailbox. He's reading a letter:
We are returning your stupid story.
The second panel continues the letter, and shows Snoopy walking back to his doghouse:
Please don't send us any more ... Please, Please, Please ...
The third panel shows Snoopy atop his doghouse, sitting in front of his typewriter -- and he's smiling, his expression whimsical, his thought balloon offering the following:
I love to hear them beg ...