I feel like crud.
And now you know why I don't write poetry.
The worst part is that I *can't* be sick now. I'm supposed to be in New York on Friday! Being sick is unacceptable!
And do you know how I found out? In true 'it could only happen to you, Elizabeth, you big dork' fashion, I found out because the doctor told me. I woke up yesterday feeling like dirt, but attributed it to the fact that I had to go to the doctor, an activity I find about as enjoyable as washing my car (which I have never done and can now never do, because I'm afraid that dirt is all that's keeping my car together)
Anyway. So I haul myself to the doctor, and when I go back to get weighed and have my temperature taken, the nurse tells me, "Do you know you have a temperature of a 102?"
"That can't be right," I say stupidly (I know, adverb, but it applies here, trust me), because although I don't feel good, it's just because I'm at the doctor's office, which always makes me feel rather apprehensive. (What's THAT for? You need HOW much blood? etc.)
So the nurse takes my temperature again. What do you know? 102. And my doctor visit ends up being about thirty seconds long because the doctor takes one look at me, and says, "You've got the-three-letter-word-I, Elizabeth-don't-want-to-say-here-because-I'm-still-clinging-to-the-notion-that-it-can't be-because-hello, New York!"
Have some links while I go lie down and tell myself I feel fine. Really, I do! Just as long as I don't move! Or blink!
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books has published their 2007 Guide to Gift Books
-- The Bulletin has said some lovely things about Bloom
, and I'm thrilled to say it's on their list!
Yet another reason to love Meg Cabot
--she doesn't like reading her own books either! (I would rather go to the doctor than read my own stuff, which--well, it says it all, doesn't it?)
Becky's Book Reviews interviews yours truly
Holly Black wants to know what makes a writing project come alive
The Boston Globe has a fascinating piece on how coming out in high school
has changed over the years
J.A. Konrath on how to write fast
The always insightful Tess Gerritsen on what's she's learned from being an author for twenty years
--if you read only one of these links, make it this one.