Writing Wrongs

April 11, 2007

Today I’m blogging over on the Wet Noodle Posse site about my aversion to seeing my name in print. Strange but true.

Strange, because I’m all about book covers. Along with ARCs, I adore a well-done book cover. Some books are so beautiful--inside and out--it could break your heart.

Julia Cameron refers to this as a “jealousy map.” I long ago stopped being jealous, but a book cover, especially an exceptional one, does remind me of the dream. Yes, someday, I want that.

But then there’s that whole freak out when I see my name in print.

Note to self: look into pseudonyms.

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Last night, Andrew was typing in his email program. I went into uber-alert mom mode. He covered the screen with his hands and did his own little freak out. I figured out why and let him be. (He has limited online access and only three email addresses in Outlook.)

This morning, I found this message in my inbox:


I believe the “Can you guess what I said” refers back to “I love you.” Apparently, I was supposed to “guess” that.

In any event, it was a nice way to start the day.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 2:40 p.m.