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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Whoops... I Was Supposed to Blog About This Months Ago

SOOOOOO... Something exciting happened to me last... November? I think it was. You see, I was at a birthday party talking to a friend when she asked if I could come and talk about Publishing at her Book Club.

I said something along the lines of: "Omgoodness... YES!" And looked something like this:

Only... I look a bit less Asian, because I am not really of that lovely ethnicity.

ANYWAY... So my friend said to bring the first chapter of the book I was telling her about (WhiteWashed) so I did. I showed up at her school and walked in to the Visitor booth thing and...

No one knew what I was talking about. What book club? What person are you talking about? We have no library? (Okay, that last one is a lie...)

AND I WAS FREAKING MY FACE OFF... Very quietly inside. Like a possum.

But finally I was able to get where I needed to go and I answered some questions about publishing and writing and stuff and then I got to read the first bit of the first chapter of my book.


It was insane. Because although some people obviously didn't care and were just like, whatever, it's some weird chick in an ugly shirt reading some boring story... BUT... There were others that were leaning forward and were listening and omgoodness... they LAUGHED at my jokes and actually thought I could be humorous. AND, some even looked disappointed when I stopped. It was crazy. The feeling was like DRUGS only worse and better and FREE and not illegal.

And I knew without a doubt that I want to do this FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

And then, apparently, I will grow wings and become a bug.

BUT... I will be reading my stories to people who actually Like them and that is SO exciting it makes me want to go query RIGHT NOW.


Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

oh don't you worry, you'll get there. We all will. We just have to put in the hard work and it'll happen. I firmly believe this.

Naomi Ruth said...

Oh, I believe it too. I CANNOT wait to read your book, which I KNOW will get published someday.

Thanks for the encouraging words, Sarah! :D

wolfie 402 said...

Omigosh, that is so amazing! I can only imagine what that must have felt like! But don't turn into a bug, please!

Laura Marcella said...

I love this post! That's so awesome, Naomi! I can't wait to read your books!!!

I hope someday I grow wings and become a bug, too!

Rebecca T. said...

Don't turn into a bug because then I would have to squish you with my Dharma shoes.

Also, you never told me the part about no one knowing you were supposed to be there. I would have freaked out more than a possum.

VW:ryterses Isn't he one of the Spake's children

Alan Andrews said...

Way too cool.

Naomi Ruth said...

@Wolfie: :D I was shaking like crazy on the inside at first! I was like the insides of a blender. But then it just felt... Normal. Not bad at all.

@Laura: Yes! I do believe it! We can be bugs together :D

@RebeccasKidneys: Rude. You'd squish your own sister? Well, I'm never showing you my super power. Those shoes are dangerous things.

And possums freak out pretty bad. Have you never heard them shriek in terror before? Well. I haven't. But Dave pretended to and so I'm sure it's bad.

@Alan: Twas pretty exciting. *nods*