But hangin’ in there!
I think that cold that’s been creeping across the Triple L–all thirty acres of it ;)–has finally thrown me. I’ll be writing today, but on the couch, on this laptop.
I was sick all weekend, and didn’t manage anything interesting, except for listening to most of Brad Meltzer’s new book, “The Inner Circle”,which is unturnoffable, on my iPod. Some of you may have seen Brad’s TV show, “Decoded”. What a talented guy! I once sat next to him at an autographing at a big gathering in New York, and he asked me to sign one of my books before the line started moving, probably because I’d just asked him to sign one of his for me. I said something, while rolling my eyes, on the order of, “Oh, Brad, come on.” He didn’t strike me as a romance fan, you see. And he replied earnestly, “My aunt Harriet (name has been changed because I forgot the real one) is a big fan!” So of course I signed.
That’s one of the big perks of my job–sometimes, I get to be on a panel with, or sit next to, some ultra successful authors. And here’s what I’ve noticed about every last one of them:
They’re friendly, receptive and (mostly) modest.
And that’s the news.