Wednesday, January 16, 2008

An Exciting Turn of Events...


It's happened. I got a YES! You're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, I know, but I'm just almost too darn excited to type it.

You're looking at the newest weekly columnist for BiblioBuffet!

If you're not familiar with this most fantastic literary website, take thee tookus to it right now. It's a buffet of columns, reviews, and general bookish goodness. Their tagline: "Writing Worth Reading, Reading Worth Writing About."

I was first introduced to the Buffet when the illustrious and fantastic Lisa from Bluestalking Reader started writing her column, "Reviews and Reflections." I've been following the site since then, and I just love it. They have great stuff, and I certainly never thought I'd cut the proverbial mustard to write there. They have Publisher's Weekly contributors writing for them (in addition to about a dozen other really talented, qualified, intimidating people), for heaven's sake!

Finally, a few days ago, I had the idea; the one I thought might carry me through enough to propose a decent column and keep me in ideas for a stretch. Voila! I was right! What is that saying that's always attributed to Hemingway..."Write what you know." Well, OK, so that's a pretty widely used writing cliche, but in this particular case, it worked.

The name of my weekly column, you see, is "The Finicky Reader." Born of my tendency toward moody reading and a fascination with the details of a reading-driven life, I found I had a column on my hands. Now I'm busy planning future columns, writing ahead, getting a bio together, and all that good stuff that makes the rest of my supremely boring day pale in comparison.

The rest of my day, you see, will consist of calling around to local auto insurance providers so I can get some NC coverage, cancel the TX coverage, and finally get my NC Driver's License (yes, I'm behind on this). I also need to make some calls about the minutia of the Writing Center this semester, and tonight I get to teach a class.

Sometimes "real" life is such a drag. I'd much rather exist in writerly bliss on the computer.

Gotta run! Duty calls!

Oh, and look for a few aesthetic changes 'round here. It's beginning to look cluttered. Ugg!

26 comments:

  1. Oooh, congratulations! And I'm loving the new look!

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  2. That is fantastic!! Congrats!!! I'm just so tickled for you! See, I told you that proposal was spot on! Woot!!!!

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  3. Congrats! That's great news. And I love the new look.

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  4. Awesome! I'm off to check it out (and feeling slightly embarrassed that I haven't sooner...). Nice blogskin. Very streamlined. :)

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  5. Congratulations! That is fantastic. I know you're really excited. I just recently discovered BiblioBuffet and will definitely make that a part of my daily reading. Good Luck!!

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  6. Geez, you're just swimming in goody goodness these days, aren't you? I'm glad!

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  7. Woo Hoo!!! I love Lisa's blog and have been reading BiblioBuffet for quite some time. You're going to fit right in! I love the title of your upcoming weekly column. It's going to be great and I look forward to it! Congratulations, Andi! :)

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  8. EXCITING!!! Congratulations! You rock as usual.

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  9. Congratulations, Andi! That's wonderful! ~Jessie

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  10. i also like de new look but major congratulations are in order my dear this is simply rock star like! :)

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  11. Hey congrats!!! That is so awesome. I'm really thrilled for you. I look forward to reading your columns.

    And hey, my driver's license has been expired since November, so don't feel bad.

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  12. SQUEEEEEEEEE!!! Lauren told me about this shortly before she replied to you, and I was so happy to know you'd be coming on board!!

    Welcome, girl! It's an honor working with you, as I have on ER, too.

    One more: squeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

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  13. How exciting--congrats! I've not heard of them, but I'll definitely be bookmarking the site now! And I love the changes you made to your blog!

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  14. Congrats! Wonderful news. I can certainly see how the day job dulls in comparison.:)
    Nice new look to the blog, too.

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  15. Wow, fantastic news! I can't wait to read your first column over there. You must let us know of course. And, the new blog is looking quite nice :)

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  16. ^^^ What they all said. *grin*

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  17. Woohoo! Congratulations!

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  18. Congratulations! I look forward to reading your column. :)

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  19. Congrats!!!!! That is so exciting! You inspire me to get my ducks in a row and start doing something with my talent (besides my unbelievable, addicting blog of course).

    I love the look, too.

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  20. Congrats! I'll have to check out the website. :)

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  21. Thanks for all the congratulatory loveliness!

    Also, thanks for the compliments on the new look. I've wanted a 3-column for a while now, and while this one isn't perfect, it's a start. I WANT a cute header, but there are some constraints that make this one small (no wider than the box up there), which irks me to NO END. I want a big, beautiful header image. Time to fiddle with the code. Whahahah!

    If you come over and there's some gawd-awful image up there that's wonky and all awhacked, I'm fiddling with it. No fear. ;)

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  22. Congratulations, Andi!!!

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  23. How exciting! I've just been to visit the BiblioBuffet, and I'm looking forward to more in depth reading there. This is just the kind of thing I really love reading - "general bookish goodness" as you so aptly put it :)
    I'll be anticipating the debut of "The Finicky Reader"!

    Good going, you!

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  24. Thanks Nancy and Ravenous Reader!

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  25. I shall rush to Biblio Buffet right now. Well, after this comment! I just spent yesterday at the DMV and finally changed my name and address. I will be married a year in April, and my address hasn't been current since last February. I am so proud!

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  26. Congrats on gettin' all your info up to date. I'm such a slacker. My info hasn't been right in moooore than a year. lol Shhhh!

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