Hanging Out With Heroes!

Friends, the reports are not exaggerated…I did indeed get to hang out with Meg Cabot!  And she is just as cool and hilarious and down-to-earth as you’d expect.  We had a great conversation about all sorts of things while I tried mightily not to fangirl out in too obvious of a fashion.

In addition to the fact I just plain adore her books, Meg is also one of my writerly inspirations.  I first met her at a Queen of Babble signing in Chicago exactly three days before I sat down and began to write Band Geek Love, which I am fairly convinced is not a coincidence.  So to hang out with Meg, years later, and be able to tell her in person that she’s part of the reason I’m a writer was just…awesome.  I feel very lucky!

So, that’s probably the most exciting thing that’s happened to me since I last wrote here, but I’ve also been crazy busy with non-hanging-out-with-heroes business. There was the election, of course (WOOT!), and I had a great visit at Edgewood High School in nearby Ellettsville, Indiana, where one reader informed me that I had obviously “scanned her brain” to write Band Geek Love (my response: “Dang, I was hoping you wouldn’t figure it out!”).

I’ve also been doing lots of theater stuff, including getting ready for this big event on Friday which involves me writing a whole play IN ONE NIGHT.  Yeah, I’m not sure what I think I’m doing either.  But I’ve been told that it’s fun!  Like a 12 hour playwriting version of NaNoWriMo, I suppose.  (Except I don’t get to quietly shut it in a drawer for future revision when I’m finished…the play will be performed on Saturday night!)

And soon I’ll be diving headfirst into the final Band Geeked Out revisions, and writing the next book, and and and.  More soon!

  • http://booklady.wordpress.com Caryn Caldwell

    Wow! That sounds like so much fun. I adore Meg Cabot’s writing, both in her books and on her blog. She seems like she’d be a warm, genuine, funny person. Glad to hear that my assumptions are true. 🙂

  • Diana

    I’m a regular visitor of Meg’s blog and am a big fan of her books. She mentioned you in her most recent blog entry, which led me here. Your book Band Geek Love sounds interesting. I played the flute myself in middle school band. Looking forward to checking out your book.

  • http://slayground.livejournal.com Little Willow

    Best wishes with the play! How fun.