February 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm
April 22, 2010 at 10:09 am
Roni just posted the first video from the FitBloggin’ 10 conference, and as luck would have it (good luck or bad luck, I dunno) it’s of my panel, Beyond the Blog: Getting Published. As I’ve mentioned before, I cringe at watching myself on video. This reaction used to be because I couldn’t believe how fat I’d gotten, but now it’s more because I wonder, “Do I really talk like that? Are those really my mannerisms? I don’t come across the way I thought I did at all!” The Jennette in my head is not exactly the same as the Jennette on tape. Regardless, I’ve embedded the video below, so if you couldn’t make it out to DC you can now relive the magic in 500×330 pixels.
Ok, I tried embedding the video here, but Vimeo won’t have any of that. It’s something to do with permissions, yadda, yadda, yadda, pay us money. So you’ll just have to pop on over to the Fitbloggin’ site to see it or click on the screenshot below.
July 10, 2009 at 9:21 am
The first person I told about the book deal was the HR lady. It was during my exit interview.
“So, why are you leaving us?” she asked.
“Well, I just got an offer on my book proposal!” This was also the point at which I expected to ride home on a unicorn via a rainbow, because that is another thing that only happens in dreams. I was probably the happiest exit interview the HR lady ever had the pleasure of conducting. I smiled and laughed and bounced around happily in my seat before dancing back down to my desk to reread the email I had just gotten. Then I told my boss and my coworkers about the offer and they were happy for me, and slightly stunned, but I’m sure the “I’m quitting to pursue writing!” speech I’d given last week suddenly seemed a lot less flimsy.
So yes, I have been all sneaky-like and wrote a book proposal, which I sent to agents, and one of them liked it, so we joined forces and she suggested revisions, [...]