I have just received my first official request for a quote on another author’s book — directly from her editor, no less. :howyoudoin
I don’t know exactly what the book is yet, or even who the author is. Only that it’s a debut author for Random House’s newly relaunched LoveSwept line.
Even though I’m a terribly slow reader, I said yes. It’s too fun a prospect to pass up. :patrick3
But I’m nervous, too.
What if I don’t like the book? :patrick4
What if it takes me forever to get through & the editor ends up hating me? (It’s the lovely & very understanding Sue Grimshaw, though, so even if I annoyed her, I’m sure she would never, ever call me on it. She’d simply smile the next time she saw me, as though I hadn’t wasted months of her life with no pay-off in the end. :angel )
What if I can’t think of anything to say? :slamdesk Which is a much bigger problem for writers than you might imagine. I mean, I can come up with clever, wordy dialogue for imaginary characters all day long, no matter the situation. But coming up with stuff out of my own mouth… Yeah. I’ve forgotten the word “tablecloth” twice already this week. Picture me standing there, gesturing with my hands, saying things like, “You know… The thing you put over the table to protect it. They’re plastic or cloth.” *snap* *snap* “Tablecloth!”
But I’m also looking forward to it. I get a free book to read months before everybody else. And my name could end up on the cover for all the world to see! :chickendance
I’ll have to fill you in on the details once I have them myself. But I hope it’s a good story. And that I can figure out how to add it to my iPad & get it read quickly. And that I can think of something witty & brilliant to offer as a quote so I don’t sound like too much of a doofus on somebody else’s book in perpetuity. :Cukoo
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