Saturday, November 19, 2005

No Freaking Way!

Hi all!

So... Happy Birthday to me!

Still working on the project, but the end is in sight. I want to thank you all for checking in on me and for your support and encouragement. I shall be glad to do the same for you, should the occasion arise.

I just got a rather cool birthday present.

You guys? I'm sooooo glad I didn't give up, like I thought about doing in the middle of the night on Wednesday.

Because today? I got an email from the project manager telling me I'm a great writer, and she thinks I should write a textbook. She said to come up with an idea, and she'll "run it up the editorial flagpole."


Seriously?! WTF?!!!

I'm excited, in that good freaked out sort of way. Is this for real?

Here are my thoughts:

(and this is just sad, that this still matters to me as much as it does) 1. My mom will finally be proud of me.

(practicality and lust for material things) 2. Holy shit, I could make some money!!! Student loan payoff! House downpayment! Lots of new shoes!

(delusions of grandeur) 3. My name could be on the cover of a PUBLISHED BOOK, which could be purchased and read by people ALL ACROSS THE PLANET!!! I could be a STAHHHH!!!

(Pride and self-esteem boost) 4. They like me! They really like me!

(Knee-jerk rebellion) 5. My mom always said, since I was a child, that I should be a writer. But I always poo-poohed her because I never felt like I was original enough. If I do this, SHE WILL BE RIGHT. I can't let that happen.

(Fear) 6. Jeebus. I'll never sleep.

(Righteousness) 7. Secretly, I always knew I was awesome. It's about time somebody else saw it.

(More money lust) 8. Andy and I could finally take a honeymoon. To France.

(Disbelief) 9. There must be some mistake. Maybe she thought she was emailing someone else.

(Disbelief) 10. You mean, I might be paid for a job in which I actually use my English degree?

(Celebration) 11. KICK ASS!!!!!


Blogger Cathy said...

Hi, just blog surfing and avoiding work. Looking for an intelligent blog. Your's qualifies. Good luck with publication

12:10 PM  
Blogger yucaree said...

first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! i've been meaning to send off a little something, but i'm just now getting around to it, so expect an envelope in the mail mid-week.

secondly, WHOO-HOO!! about what the editor said!! that would be so awesome if you wrote a textbook. make it a fun one so i can buy it and read it, too. :) yea for you! i knew the editor thought you were a good writer!

and, regarding #7, your faithful readers already knew you were awesome!

good luck finishing up your freelance job, and enjoy your birthday!!

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey GG,

Why the change? No ArchBrow? You know...GG = gigi = you're glittery! LOL!

Here's hopin' you don't become a robot!

Bang Bang! Whoops! Too Late.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Daisy Mae said...

Happy Birthday!

Well I think you write a damned good blog so I'm not suprised about what the editor said about your writing. You should do it! Then when you are on Oprah touting your latest book for her book club I can say "oh yeah, I've been going to her blog since before she published her first book."

10:34 PM  
Blogger Tracy Lynn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! How awesome about the email and the chance to write a book! You go, GG!
I always knew you had it in you- after all, I'm here everyday, aren't I?
And finally- YAY YOU! WELL DONE!

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Ozma said...

You rawk!

Happy Birthday! How cool would it be if you wrote a book!!!!

I want to read your thing. What's it about.

Also, as a person with major writing stalls I am majorly jealous. How'd ya do it????? (Did you read that I wrote a whole post based on your entry about your writing stall. I am so impressed you got past it this fast!)

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

Oh. My. GAWD. How did I miss commenting on your birthday post. I suck. You, however, rock. I hope the birthday was great, and I think you'd do a great job writing a textbook, or any other type of book you decided on.

Again, I'm sorry this is so belated. I'm a worm.

9:19 AM  
Blogger I Wish I Could Be a Princess said...

definatly more shoes- u can never have enough shoes. If u make money u have to have rich shoes-and cell phones-lol-exciting!!!

5:23 PM  

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