Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The glamorous life

I'm laughing. The blogosphere seems full lately of writers sharing stories about touring, parties & celeb sightings. All these things are possible and it's very cool when it happens. But I'm laughing because a writer friend recently shared the story with me of accepting an invition to a book club in a different city. Her publisher declined to pay for travel, and our dear writer was broke at the time. So she told a little fib to the book club about why she couldn't make it. A few years later, when meeting with the same group she has to remind herself about the fib so she doesn't give herself away. That, my friends, is also part of the writer's life. Being picked up by book club members in fancier cars than yours and joining readers at nicer houses than the one you live in is too. At least for me it is.

Here's another story of the glam writer's life as I know it: I spoke to a group last week. To prepare for speaking in public I took a note someone had given me that says "Own your magnificence. The world needs your brilliance and grace." I was walking up to the building repeating those words to myself when my skirt, slipping against the smoothness of my tights, ended up almost down around my ankles! I lifted the bottom and ran back to my car to fix myself laughing all the way. Thank God my jacket was long enough that my behind wasn't showing. Brilliance and grace indeed!

Anyone else want to share a story about living the glamorous life?

9 comments:

Lisa said...

You've got me cracking up. You're the best. BTW, just bought OM&H for my 20-something niece in Seattle. I'm predicting it catches on like wildfire in the Pacific Northwest :)

Carleen Brice said...

You're a peach! Forgot to mention I was in a crowded parking lot in front of a church! Really not a place you want to be showing your butt...not that there's ANY place I want to be showing my butt.

Jamie Ford said...

Speaking of book groups--I chatted with a group leader this week that had asked a VERY famous author in her own hometown to come and speak. He said, "Sure, my fee is $12,000..."

I do it for chocolate. A nice cup of tea works too.

Travis Erwin said...

Ahhh, but with your talent you will be jetting around the land before you know it.

Kwana said...

Love it! Brilliance and Grace! Ha.

JC Martin said...

Thanks for such a wonderful laugh this morning.

LarramieG said...

"Own your magnificence." What a phrase I'd like to see catch on.hh

Judy Merrill Larsen said...

See, I can't imagine charging a book club that had invited me. I'm just so dang happy they're reading my book! And they usually have some wine and snacks, too.

I had a similar "skirt malfunction" . . . many years ago on a blind date. He never called again (not that I wanted him to . . . )

shelia said...

I don't think I've "arrived yet." I'm still looking to live the glam life. :)

I don't have a skirt story but I have walked around with two different color of shoes. I had one navy blue and one black flat (both were the same style and at a quick glance, I thought they were the same color). I didn't realize until the end of the day I had on two different colors. LOL