Monday, January 28, 2008

Look, I'm a real writer

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On some days I don't feel like a real writer. I know, it's weird, but I've heard other writers say the same thing. I doubt plumbers ever feel this way. Or Doctors. I mean you never walk into an examining room and find that the doctor only sheepishly admits to his proffession.

Maybe it's because there are so many books out there. Generally when you tell the person sitting next to you on the airplane (or your child's teacher, or your neighbor)that you are a writer, they inevidably have never heard of you or your books. It's just hard to feel like a real writer in the face of all that anonymity.

But today I feel like a real writer. Thanks Scholastic. I love you!!

22 comments:

Don said...

Oh, awesome! That's got to feel good!

Anne Bradshaw said...

Way to go, writer woman! That is a wonderful place to find your book.

janni said...

The only reason you don't feel like a real writer all the time is that you don't have your real writer certificate.

azang said...

Fantastic! Go you!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

You must be a real writer. My daughter bought two of your books at our last Scholastic book fair (in Canada! You're international!). It must feel good to see your book on the cover of the book order.

Erin Edwards said...

Wow! That should help with name and title recognition! Be sure you keep a clean copy and frame it and put it on the wall where you like to write.

a note about word verification: ever try to read those words that blogger has you type in to verify you're human? Well, I'm terrible at spelling so that might be the problem, but those aren't words I know. :)

Marcia Mickelson said...

Wow. That is so cool

Janette Rallison said...

Janni, I was thinking of you when I said that other writers felt the same way. (Actually I wrote that writer's feel the same way, because it was after midnight and my brain wasn't working. Really, I shouldn't blog at night . . .)

Lillian Syville said...

Congrats! I would order that book just for you right now, but i allready have it.

Marsha Ward said...

Terrific, Janette!

Nerd Goddess said...

Oh, yay! I loves those things. I used to circle practically every book, and be incredibly disappointed when my Mom said no. You are so a real writer!

Tamra Norton said...

How exciting! I was over at the Scholastic Warehouse sale before Christmas and saw you (well, your books) in a few places. I wanted to hold up your book, jump up and daow and say, "This is my friend!!!" :)

Josi said...

Wohoo--We saw you in it and my kids all think you and I are like best freinds, so keep it up the act for me to get my props, k?

tenacious d said...

You know that you're reviewed in the latest BYU Magazine, right? I'm so proud of you! xoxo

Janette Rallison said...

Yeah, I flipped through the magazine and was quite surprised and excited to see my book there. So it's a double dose of feeling like a real writer.

Julie Wright said...

lptxnmbthat is just so dang cool! And of course you're a real writer. I don't spend hard earned dollars on the fake ones :) I'd be buying it this way, but I am waiting for the conference when I can get you to sign one for me.

asenath said...

Didn't I tell you about the time I saw them selling a 4-pack of your books in scholastic? It was when I was in my YA Lit class, and I told everyone about it. :)

Kari Pike said...

Way to go, Janette!

sarahjaneg said...

HOORAY for you! That's so exciting...now go frame that scholastic ad so you can remember that you are a writer! :)
Congrats!

Sandra said...

You made the front page! Congratulations!

Pickles like pizza on Christmas said...

sometimes I dont feel like a human does that count?

Stephan White said...

It's just hard to feel like a real writer in the face of all that anonymity.
Glyn Willmoth