I may or may not have mentioned this but I'm doing a talk at the NYPL this Thursday. That's right folks, you get to hear me be insane in person! Okay, let's hope I don't come across as TOO insane. Taxes this week have created some drama for me and it's still going--yes, it's the 17th and no I haven't filed!
Anyway, my tax insanity and current minor shoulder injury thanks to my new gym obsession (MUST work out 2hrs X5 days) has distracted me from the fact that I"m supposed to be planning for a talk. So here I am at almost 3am finally getting around to thinking about it.
First things first. I don't know what i"m going to say, as usual. This makes things interesting. One thing I will talk about--
That's right, trolls. I'll be talking about trolls. No no, I'm really serious. I will show this image at my talk--I promise! You'll have to wait to see how I incorporate it (i'm not sure myself yet). I think this will be fun. I'll show a few more random images and you all can guess how they'll fit into my talk too! Won't that be fun? Yes, it surely will. Just nod your head... I can picture my friends right now NOT nodding their heads but rather raising their eyebrows in disapproval. Well don't! The trolls are staying in.
Anyway, what was my point? Oh boy, I got off track. Ah yes, "how did that happen?" So I grabbed all my books just now to think about what to talk about and that's when that thought popped into my head. I stared long and hard at the one and ONLY author photo of me on book #1. My first thought was--wow, I was 23. My second thought was--wow, I'm not 23... or 24... or 25... or 26... aaaa! I'm almost 30. First thought--how did that happen? Then I looked at the pile of books and thought--how did THAT happen? How did I become a semi-established (albeit insane) author? How did I make so many books? Where has the time gone?
I don't know the answer to any of that. Perhaps you do. I must go now and prepare for the talk that may end up being much like this blog post--rambling and odd. There will be trolls.
meghan aka gloria