Monday, June 05, 2006

You want to hear something crazy?

Last week, I got an e-mail from a reputable publisher telling me about a crossword-related book the company plans to publish—and asking if I might be interested in being the author. Would I? Yes, indeed, I would. We haven't ironed out the practical details yet, but I've already started writing and I'm having a blast. (How much do I love telling Mr. Tangerine, "I'm working on My Book"? He digs it, too.) If the whole deal should go south, hey, I've got some content and I can always find another outlet for it (worst-case scenario: for free on a blog). And if it goes forward as planned, hey, I could see my name in bookstores!

I'm feeling terribly clever to have signed Ben up for Monday-to-Friday day camp—I don't know how I'd get anything done otherwise. I might be blogging a little less this summer, but I hope to not forsake Orange Tangerine. Poke me if I neglect to post, will you?

12 comments:

JT said...

Girl, you are too cool for school! I can't believe I'm going to know a Real Published Author. Can I come to your book party and pretend your cool will rub off on me? Can you use your soon-to-be publishing power to force Flea into writing a book and therefore bringing wealth and massive amounts of success into her life?

Or, at least, can I get a signed copy someday? I'm so thrilled for you!!!!

JT said...

P.S. Countown to Skokie Water Playground opening.... T minus four days.

E. said...

Stellar! Congratulations. Well deserved. I promise to buy your book when it comes out, and to poke you (but only if you deserve it).

Mona Buonanotte said...

Yeehaw! Congrats!

Are these actual crossword puzzles, or something else?

baggage said...

Congratulations!!

Orange said...

JT, you know I'll be on the lookout for useful connections so we can get a Flea book!

Thanks, E. and baggage!

Thanks, Mona! I'd be writing something about crosswords rather than actually making crosswords. That work is best left to the experts.

Orange said...

(And that's probably more exclamation points than would appear in the entire book...)

Charlie said...

Congratulations! I will gleefully poke you if I should ever think you are neglecting your blog -- it would bring me great joy to return the favors you've paid me many, many times.

Ken/Cazique said...

i cannot wait to read anything you have to say about crosswords.

The Curmudgeon said...

How wonderful for you.

But the typesetting may be difficult -- one paragraph across, another two down, then across again....

Chris said...

Excellent use of the wood eye joke.

Congrats on the soon-to-be-book

Feral Mom said...

You know better than to ask me to poke you...that's like waving a red flag in front of a bull. Whoo!
You are a fantastic writer and a crossword champion, so this is the logical next step. I only ask that you remember the little people that used to plug up the toilets at your local IHOP...and that I can get a signed copy, of course. In Orange ink.