The Paparazzi have left the building! My interview yesterday was not nearly as frightening as I thought. The editor of the Monticello Express newspaper, Kim Brooks, was not scary as all. The interview consisted of talking about me and my book, two of my favorite subjects! We just sat at the kitchen table and chatted while she jotted things down.
Several people asked me what I was going to wear for the interview. I didn’t plan on dressing up but I put on nice clothes anyway just because so many people asked. She took pictures of me sitting at my laptop, pretending to write. I don’t take good pictures so that part made me feel uncomfortable but she was nice enough to show me the pictures when she was done and I got to point out the one I liked the best.
I asked my husband for advice prior to the interview and after thinking about it he said, “Remember these three words, off- the-record.” Thanks honey, if the interview is that deep and involved I’m in big trouble. I gave her the animaasity blog information, the book signing information and even a picture of the cover of my book. The article will appear in the newspaper on 2-29, two days after the official release, perfect timing. I will provide a link to the newspaper web site on that day so all of you can see it.
No Rest for the Wicked
My husband is the whole reason I completed my book in the first place. I’m a procrastinator and I manufacture all kinds of excuses: Facebook,
Pinterest, Twitter, Blogs and other stuff around the house. He relentlessly pushed me until I finished this book and now he is pushing hard for book number
two to be completed. His methods and constant nagging are effective; I’m already at 14,000 words. A novella is 17,500 words and up and a novel is typically
50,000 to 100,000 words. So now I’m torn, should this book also be a novella or should it be a novel? Do people prefer short reads or longer books? I suppose I
could finish it and see where I’m at when I write the ending. I almost feel like I need to write a novel just to prove to myself that I can. What do you guys
prefer, novel or novella?
Yesterday at the Duel 150 race, Danica Patrick completely totally the number 10, Go-Daddy sponsored car. Going 200 mph she slammed into a wall. She credited her state of well-being after the crash to being a small driver. She will now be starting at the back of the pack for the Daytona on Sunday and driving a back-up car. Why does she have to focus on her size? I wonder if she will ever use that for an excuse.
Her street car is a Lamborghini Gallardo, a car of this caliber retails at around $200,000. But poor Danica, she doesn’t like the car because it doesn’t have a
cup holder. She just gives me more and more reasons every day to dislike her. My Mom says I should leave her alone but I just can’t bring myself to do that at
this stage of the game, it's too easy and too much fun.
Happy Friday Passengers!