So, some very awesome and important things happened this past weekend, and I wanted to tell you about them. 🙂
A) I have this thing I call my Top Six List, which is basically a list of my six favorite living authors. They’re writers who I not only enjoy the work of, but also admire as people and hope I’ll have the opportunity to one day be like. This Friday, I got to meet one of my Top Six for the first time ever– Ally Carter, the author of the Gallagher Girls and Heist Society young adult series.
I got to ask her a question during the Q&A portion of her book signing, and then talked to her while she signed my books. She complimented my dress and joked about sneaking me out in the trunk of a car after the event, since I was in enemy territory (it took place near Michigan State University–I go to the University of Michigan). She was the nicest, most down-to-earth and considerate author I’ve ever met, making sure that every single person at her signing felt special and like she cared about them individually (and there were A LOT of people there).
If I’m ever lucky enough to have a book signing someday, I hope I can be as sweet and considerate as Ally was. Meeting your idol is one thing–meeting your idol and having her be just as great of a person as you’ve always imagined is something else entirely. I can honestly say that it was one of the best evenings of my life. 🙂
B) My high school theatre company won the competition they were in!! The company hasn’t won since before a good number of the students currently in it were born, so it’s a really, really big deal, and I’m so proud of them. 🙂 I’m also sad, of course, that I’m no longer a part of the company, since these totally awful things called graduating and growing up happened, but you know what? I had my time. It’s theirs now. And I am so, so, so proud and happy for all my friends who were a part of the play.
C) And, last but not least: If you haven’t already, make sure to go read Chapter Three of This Is a Book–the genre-bending novel I’m co-writing with my friend Mel–over on her blog here. We’re having so much fun writing this story, and we hope you’re having fun reading it too!
… So that’s it for now, and I’ve gotta get back to procrastinating from my Spanish project by glaring at it over my lunch, so I’ll talk to you later. Have a good week!