Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bracing For Book Club Caterwauling

GOOD MORNING!
And if it's not morning in your neck of the woods, calm yourself by remembering that it's morning somewhere in the world!

So I've been busy spiffing up my Feel-Good Mystery (for the adult-type audience) so my courageous Sis can present it to her Book Club to read in February. I say courageous, because what if her book club peers think her daft for recommending such a novel as mine. So, yeah, she's a brave soul.

Anywho - I'm jazzed to see what complete strangers think of my book. And stomach-twisted-up-in-knots afeared. Uh-huh.

SO I'VE GOT TO BE STRONG!
(I MEAN, LOOK AT HIM - HE'S SO STRONG, HE MADE LIGHTNING  STREAK ACROSS HIS SHIRT!)

NOT BLOW MY TOP AT 
THEM-THERE'S-GROUNDS-FOR-WAR SUGGESTIONS.



QUELL PANIC MODE WHEN MY INSIDES FEEL LIKE 
I'M PLUMMETING DOWN THE WEE KIDS ROLLER COASTER.


AND ESPECIALLY, VITALLY - DON'T CRY MY EYES OUT.


BUT IF I JUST CAN'T STOP MY EMOTIONS FROM GUSHING . . . 


THEN I'LL JUST PICK 'EM UP, DUST 'EM OFF, AND STICK 'EM BACK ON. 



So, in February, those Wonderful Book Club Benefactors will be reading my book and I'll be receiving strange vibes through the atmosphere. It's true. Really. Didn't you know there's an author-stratosphere-kinda-thing goin on, transmitting stuff to writer's souls? I heard about it. Intense, huh? 

And in March— 

I'LL REAP THE REWARDS OF THEIR INPUT 
AND SPIFF UP MY STORY AGAIN!


AND THEN— I'LL CELEBRATE WITH CHEESECAKE OR SOME SUCH SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERT OVER 
MY SURVIVAL OF THE BOOK CLUB! 



AH, NO! I JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING— WHAT IF I DON'T SURVIVE?!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!






11 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Cheesecake is great for any occassion. I'm sure the book club will love your book. Fingers crossed.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

You are silly. I'm sure they'll love it! :D

David P. King said...

You're a riot, Brenda. No matter what happens, look for the positive. :)

Jenna Cooper said...

Having the book club read your work sounds like a fantastic way to get feedback. And I'm sure you'll survive.

Crystal Licata said...

An entire book club reading your book is definitely scary but it's such an awesome opportunity for feedback. I remember the first time I let someone read my book I wanted to freak out. It's like exposing yourself! Stay strong and remember you wrote an entire book which is not an easy task.

kirstenlopresti said...

I'm sure they'll love it. What is the author stratosphere thing? It would make a good post. Anyway, good luck!

Nicole said...

Sounds like such a great (and nervewracking) opportunity! Hope you get lots of helpful feedback...and cheesecake.

Danica said...

You are so hilarious, and I very much love the pictures. That is scary getting your book read by a bunch of strangers, but it's also really exciting! Good luck!

Coleen Patrick said...

You must survive! Cheesecake is at stake!!

Susan Kane said...

When the stakes involve cheesecake, one must endure to the end. Congratulation!!!! February, you say?

Nick Hight said...

Haha, I'm sure they'll love it. Try to be excited rather than nervous! And - look on the bright side - even if they don't, you still have cheesecake. Oh, the silver lining.

Anyway, I love your blog. I'm a new follower :)