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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
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Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it.

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Monday
Sep132004

It's time for a group hug RIGHT NOW.

Oh, how good you people are. I didn’t expect that a few comments would have such a palliative effect, but they were like a soothing balm, like a dollop of Icy Hot on my aching creaky soul. There’s something indescribably comforting about knowing that there are others out there also plugging away, with your folders full of crappy first drafts and your dishpan hands. As for me (because I know that’s why you’re here), I’ve managed to sit down at my computer and type actual words and I only almost-vomited a couple of times, so progress has been made.

As for posting my Other Works on Finslippy (as a few comments suggested), I’m of the opinion that the blog format isn’t equipped to hold anyone’s attention for any length of time, so I’m inclined to avoid posting anything longer or with any kind of narrative. However! If you want to see something I’ve written that has a Plot, and Characters, why, in a mere few weeks I will have a story out in Fence magazine, a distinguished literary journal that I tricked into publishing one of my stories. I told them it was good, and they TOTALLY BELIEVED ME. My story is called “The Panty Thief,” so you can only imagine what it’s about. (Here’s a hint: Panties!) When it arrives in bookstores, you’re sure as hell going to hear about it.

And now, because I love you all so much, I wanted to take this posting opportunity to Appreciate Others.

“Since when is Louie Anderson not dead?”* Fluid Pudding isn’t afraid to ask the important questions, and that is why I love her. You have to love someone who names their ovarian cyst (or cul-de-sac, or whatever the hell) Wolfgang and gives him lines like “Whoosh! And jab! Jab! Shock and awe! Shock and awe!” Don’t look at me like that! I said you have to!

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*Dear Angela: if you would only add Permalinks to your entries, I could link directly to them.

Reader Comments (4)

I await your story with baited breath.

Vomiting keeps a girl svelte. Stress caused by writing used to work that way for me but I quit smoking and now I have to chew sugary gum to write. So I got fat.

I'm so glad you called it 'The Panty Thief and not "The Panties Thief." Thanks to Victoria's Secret I now know that the high class word for undies is 'panty' and not 'panties.' I'm glad you know that too.

Thank you for that blog recommendation. I can't WAIT for your story. Really. I'm excited. For real.
September 13, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMiel
Can I concur that Fluid Pudding is the cat's pyjamas?
September 14, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterBelgianwaffle
Both Alice and Angela are hooray!

That is so exciting about your story. Congratulations.
September 14, 2004 | Unregistered Commentersarah
Congratulations to you!!!And thanks for the love!And if I could figure out anything even remotely related to permalinks, I would get them Just For You!

Congrats again!!!
September 14, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

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