Hob-Nobbing: Having the chance to speak with other authors

A neat thing happened the other day.  I was included, with a long list of others, in an email from a multiple-published author that I have done very moderate social networking with.

The email itself is not important.  What was neat is I looked over the list of other people who were copied.  Hmmm… She’s an author.  Oh, I read their book last year.  That name sounds familiar…

Wait?  Was I just included in an author string?

It was kind of cool… like being elevated from the “wanna be” status to being included as a published author.  It’s like the nerdy kid getting invited to sit with the cheerleaders.  I know, ***stupid***, but I thought it was pretty neat.

For the most part, I interact with people who are not published.  Being included in a conversation, and exchanging opinions with a group of published authors was pretty special.  I feel like I’ve graduated or something.

Now I just need to work my tail off to make sure I don’t end up back in school again.  On that happy note… back to my current WIP!

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23 responses to “Hob-Nobbing: Having the chance to speak with other authors

  1. Congratulations. This is pretty cool

  2. IntrovertedSarah

    That is so fun. I’ve had even all week knee’d

  3. Congratulations! Nicely done! 🙂

  4. Can’t imagine what a thrill that must have been, to see your name among those you recognize. Congrats!

  5. You’re living the dream Jennifer. Good for you 🙂

  6. You are in the big time now!~ Go you.

  7. I don’t know if there’s a more satisfying feeling than seeing all your hard work come to fruition. I’d be driving my husband nuts showing him the email and talking about it non-stop! 🙂 Enjoy! It’s the first of many more to come. 🙂

  8. Congradulations! I’m so happy for you! 😀

  9. I truly believe we all start from the same place, and I don’t mean the birth canal. No matter how famous today, most of them were were like us in some way.

  10. You are such a hoot, Jennifer.

    I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing many of my Margie Lawson Grad-mates enter the hallowed halls of published. I still have the “not yet” appendage to my name. But, it’s coming — or, going, in the case of the appendage.

    YOU and that kford2007 *waving hi!* will soon join those ranks.

    [pause for Kazoo trill]

    As I told, Jenny on her blog:

    From my glob to your B-L-O-G, I haven’t visited and commented as much as I’d like. Please don’t take that as an indication of my interest in what you have to say. I simply had to chop my Social Media time off at the knees in order to finish my WIP.

    I edit as I go. Yes. Even on the first draft. Why? Because I get hives if I don’t edit every twenty pages or so. It’s a character flaw writing paradigm I’ve come to embrace.

  11. Robert Gregory

    Yeah, man, congratulations! 🙂 ..I would be as thrilled as a shrilly teen myself!

  12. That is extremely neat.

  13. Happy times! Have fun with the WIP 🙂

  14. Congratulations! I’m impressed. Just remember us little folks when you become rich and famous