January 30, 2012

Tales from the South

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 PRXUPDATE: 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!

23 comments:

  1. I have missed your blog and am really glad that you are flapping your honey wings. remmber "Dat Bulls Penis" and you can fail.EE

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  2. Congratulations! That is so cool!

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  3. feck that was supposed to be can NOT fail.

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  4. Congratulations! NPR is no small potatoes.

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  5. congrats girlie!!! so happy for you! :D

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  6. Congrats, Wendy! And smooches. You deserve all the success you earn or that wanders your way.

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  7. I was all set to write something lovely until I saw the big hair thing.

    :P

    Seriously, this is wonderful. I didn't know you weren't "out" as a writer. You are a writer's writer, Wendy. Out with you! Out with you! In, you know, a good, nest-shoving way.

    :)

    (Also? The reason I never see when you post is because I have one of your other 500 blogs in my reader. One you haven't updated since June.)

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  8. Edna, "feck" and "bull penis" are going to be my two new favorite curse words, thanks to you.

    Thanks so much all of you. I'm really excited to be able to share it. I wish all of you could be there with me!

    Steve, YOU. You know.

    Jaz, big hair is a COMPLIMENT. I envy your big hair. I love your big hair. I have tiny, puny, pathetic small hair. I hope one day I can sneak up on you in a dark alley and... no, forget that. No. What I meant to say is, "You shur got purdy hair..."

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  9. Rock on! I dream of one day having my voice on NPR. For practice, I read to my children when they're asleep.

    Can't wait to listen to the recording. I won't make it to the live version, sorry.

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  10. Come on now, Peter. I was expecting you to fire up the wood stove, pull up the rocking chairs and listen with smores and popcorn and cocoa on tap!

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  11. Wendy! That is BEYOND exciting! I'm don't think my local NPR station broadcasts that show, but I will certainly find a away to listen LIVE!! I'm thrilled for you! I'm thrilled for all of those who will get benefit from hearing your writing!! Congratulations! Kudos! Cheers!! Tip o' the hat! Break a leg! Mazel!

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  12. This is amazing, Wendy. I am so, so happy for you. I'll be listening and grinning and saying to anyone who'll listen: "I know her!!!"

    Congratulations. This is only the beginning.

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  13. Mamapeas, that KUAR link is the one that will be the NPR airing of the show. I have no idea when the archive will be up but probably not too long after that.

    Sweet Sarah, thank you. :)

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  14. Way to go Wendy! Now you can quote Firefly - ' I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar'. I can't believe this is going to be my first comment on your blog. Bur can't think of a better time to start. :)

    Not yet sure if I can hear it from here. Will have to figure out the time zone thing too.

    Now, over to the big-hair's blog, coz you know how grumpy she gets if you don't pay her attention.

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    1. Aniket, thanks for cheering me on and a Firefly fan, too! Can't beat that!

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  15. You're a very talented writer. I'm surprised you aren't pro, I thought you were. Go girl, you deserve it Wendy! Someone quoted Firefly up there^ - hey are you a brown coat - I thought you would be a brown coat...

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    1. Julie, thanks, how sweet! Not a pro, but "practice makes better", so I've been doing a lot of that.

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  16. @Julie - Once a Brown Coat, always a Brown Coat. :)

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    1. Star, thank you so much for the visit! :)

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  18. (Don't mind me. I'm just here checking out the new look.)

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    1. I feel like I just got a new dress for the party. (And I got the reply thing to work, finally!)

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