Back to Talking About ME
O…M…G… did you READ all those comments from Friday’s post??? What fun! Y’all are so entertaining… you should be, like, writers or something. (If you haven’t read them, scroll down and do it NOW.)
So I guess the little mixer was a success, what with all the chatting going on. I’ve read all your comments two or three times through, and have a few things to say:
-Yes, poets count as authors. -Those of you who prefer Diet Coke over coffee… hey, I love me a good Diet Coke. It’s the only soda I drink. -Wow there are a lot of hot chocolate drinkers out there! -Emily, did you have your baby yet? -Pam, I love your reality show title, American Midol. -To everyone breathlessly awaiting American Idol with me… you ROCK. -Mikki, you are HILARIOUS. -Those of you who are stalking me… thanks for admitting it. Those of you who aren’t… now you’ve really hurt my feelings. -I love how so many people copped to loving reading more than writing. So do I. -Erastes, there should be some special kind of prize for you. I’ve never heard of anyone who’s never stepped foot in a Starbucks.
And just because I was feeling kind of left out of my own party, here are my answers:
→When I’m not writing, I’m trying to help writers achieve their dreams.
→I’m published, agented, always hopeful… and stalking other bloggers.
→What I love about books? Reading them! What drives me crazy is I’ll never be able to read them all.
→Folgers? Not familiar with it.
→LOVE the beach, born and raised there. LOVE the mountains, live in the shadow of the Rockies now.
→I run, walk, work out at the gym, and occasionally sit on the couch sans the bag of Cheetos. Microwave popcorn is more my style.
→Wish AI and LOST would start already!
→A $25,000 advance? Well, once I take off 15% for my agent…
→Twitter: The jury’s still out.
→Kindle: Revolutionized my life. I’d marry it if I weren’t already married.
→How many pictures do 80,000 words paint? Listen up, folks. Your 80,000 words had better paint me one absolutely amazing picture. (I never said there weren’t any “right” answers to this quiz.)
→Occasionally I daydream that I’d written The DaVinci Code, because then I’d be rich, and my writing talent or lack thereof would no longer matter.
→Honestly, I couldn’t care less about prepositions. Does it sound good? Is it the right word at the right time? Does it serve the overall work? That’s what I care about.
→ Carmen Sandiego, Waldo, J. D. Salinger… who wrote these questions, anyway?
→My favorite authors are… all my clients. You know who you are!
→My life as a reality show: The Amazing Pace
Rachelle Gardner is a Christian literary agent with WordServe Literary Group in Colorado.