Wednesday, November 10, 2010
What I mean, is much more AWKWARD air. (and as it's Wordplay Wednesday, it is good I am going to get a second meaning in here, yes?)
I got a call yesterday afternoon... my boss is out of town... we have a manuscript coming out... (we've actually had my best year manuscript wise, but never mind)--a RADIO STATION wanted to do an INTERVIEW... boss out of town leaves ME to do a Radio interview. You know... had they emailed me the questions and asked for written answers, I might have impressed the hell out of them, but SPEAKING is not my strong suit. And I am going to be on the freaking RADIO...
What's worse... because we had had several paper's accepted this year, I had a GUESS which one this was about... (cancer pain means one of two) but I started answering questions about the WRONG ONE—it actually hadn't OCCURRED to me it might be the other, or I would have asked... I just find the one I was ANSWERING ABOUT more interesting... *rolls eyes* so much for my misconceptions on what people want to hear about. So it was a painful 20 minutes... I don't like talking out loud.
Pretty much I'm mortified. I know I sounded stupid. I wish I'd had more notice (and more complete info)... and I hope they cut out all my hemming and hawing (he said they would) Oh well... it's over now.
So maybe I will ACT like I'm on the air and make some ANNOUNCEMENTS...
GO, JESSICA, GO! Jessica Bell is on a roll—she has found a publisher who wants to PUBLISH her revised debut novel... LITERARY fiction—that's like... the impressive stuff!
November 11 marks the kick-off of 'Class of 2K11': a group of YA and middle grade fiction writers who will debut in 2011, including my friends Gae Polisner and Megan Bostic, so keep your eyes peeled for their kick-off—there are prizes and stuff!
Nathan Bransford is... you know... too pretty and popular for the likes of me, but he is doing HARRY POTTER WEEK!!! And so he has been promoted to the likes of Oliver Wood and Cedric Diggory (before all that sparkly nonsense)—you know... the ones who I'd sleep with even if they ARE prettier than me.
Speaking of Harry Potter (you know you want to—it is that season, between the movie next week and the theme park opening in December), my new buddy Michael (who I've been assured posed for one of the pictures yesterday) is holding a Harry Potter BLOGFEST in December (with a prize purchased at the theme park!). Check it out!