I know. You probably feel like I’m ditching you to go knit. Really, Knitting and I haven’t been hanging out all that much. We’re not a “thing,” okay?
So I was interviewed recently for this piece in the Colorado Springs Independent; so was Mimi Smartypants. It’s mostly about book deal stuff, and there’s an extremely goofy photo of me. Yeah, I know, but it was the only recent picture in which I’m not grinning like a freaking sorority pledge. A picture like that didn’t seem right somehow. But I’m glad this article implied that bloggers are perfectly normal people and not stunted goons who do something akin to trolling parks dressed in dirty, makeshift superhero costumes and pretending their lives aren’t small and sad. Sorry, but there’s been some pretty crappy press coverage about bloggers lately, where people get misquoted, and their funny dirty secondhand anecdotes are erroneously reported as firsthand, and phrases like “negotiating a book deal” get tossed in without even checking with the person in question. For fuck’s sake, bloggers are probably some of the easiest people to reach for source verification. We’re not like Deep Throat in the parking garage, people; we’re just a frigging email away. And if you’re going to get shit wrong all the time, Members of the Press, don’t get all huffy when someone with a pseudonym doesn’t want you to give you his or her real name.
But like I said, I’m okay with this C.S. Indy article. Although I should say that when I said that thing about not wanting a high heel shoe on my cover, the kind of shoe I was thinking about is NOTHING like the shoe on Mimi Smartypants’s cover. Because I believe that is a kitten heel shoe and I don’t really have anything against those. I might actually wear one like that on occasion. Or even two.