I've been blogging for a long time. And I haven't made mention of it, but I've been writing for a long time and not doing a darn thing with the writing that I've done.
A couple of years ago I made a writer friend who also turns out to also be a fabulous human being. To say he was encouraging would be an understatement. He's the kind of guy who, if he believes in you, will shove you out of a nest because he knows you can fly when you aren't certain of it yourself. For your own good, of course. (At least, I THINK that's what he was doing, and not trying to kill me.)
And so, over the last couple of years I've been flapping my boney little wings trying to get some lift. And finally, this month, I've caught an updraft and it's an exciting one.
I had a story accepted to a radio show called Tales from the South. The show airs on NPR and anywhere else that it's syndicated. Tomorrow night I'll be doing the live reading for the show and while I'm there I'll be thinking of all of you who have been hanging out here with me, those of you have taken the time to comment and to be there for me when I was funny and, lately, not so funny.
If you want to hear the recorded version of the show you can listen to it when it airs Thursday at 7PM CST via KUAR. It will also be archived at PRX. UPDATE: The producer said the show won't air for two weeks. I'll post a reminder here then.
And another writer friend, the lovely, talented and big-haired J.A. Zobair was kind enough to celebrate with me by doing an interview! I hope you will go say hello to both of us at her post: Scenes from the Making of an Interview. Please go by and reassure her that I will never make her go fishing again. And also that I'm a nice person despite what she may think of me after this interview. No, really. REALLY. Go on. Go. GO!