Okay, I feel like I’ve been posting almost nothing but meta-stuff lately, which is totally annoying — and yet, there’s more.
One of the reasons I’ve posted very little in the last week or so is that I’ve been frantically working on a book proposal with The Rotund. I’ve also been out of town. In New York. Where I hung out with lots of friends — including SP commenters Col, Spillah, Sumac, and Suezette — and had a drink at the Algonquin with Fillyjonk’s mom. (The table, alas, was rectangular, but how awesome is that?)
Oh yeah, and I also met with the delightful woman who is now OUR AGENT!!!
So The Rotund and I now have representation for our blog-based book project. We are eeeing and squeeing and peeing ourselves, and lots of other things that rhyme with those actions. Our Australian readers will no doubt be able to hear a faint long E sound in the distance when we sign with a publisher.
Over the next little while, I’m probably going to be freaking out about book stuff and fielding the media requests that are continuing to arrive in the wake of the New York Times article on the fatosphere. (Check out her Rotundity in The Orlando Weekly*, and Richard Roeper mentioning SP in the Sun-Times today, which is flattering even though he got my name wrong. If you must add an “ee” sound to my name — which I suppose is appropriate this week — it’s with a Y, people.)
It should go without saying that I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM TYPING SENTENCES LIKE THAT, but holy shit, I am. Which means I’m kinda distracted. So please bear with me. Fillyjonk and Sweet Machine will continue to bring you important fat news and general awesomeness, and I’ll be around whenever I can.
Also, if you want to use this thread to tell potential publishers just how many hundreds of copies of a Kate Harding/Marianne Kirby collaboration you would buy on the day it comes out? I’m not gonna stop you.
As Marilyn Wann would say, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
*I don’t know when this became the “fat power” movement, but the unbelievably cool pics of Marianne make up for that.