To my surprise, fewer than 24 hours after giving him my material, Wordcrafter has posted the interview about Star of Justice at The New Authors' Fellowship. Find the link under "blogs I follow."
I began to read with the same leaden stomach I enjoyed while reading the voting results for the MLS contest. This time, however, the lead morphed into giant butterflies that soon filled my head and floated away with all sense of reality or proportion.
I am both surprised and humbled by Wordcrafter's kind words. It was not at all my intention to "write the interview." I thought I was following his directions. Apparently I over-functioned and made it harder than it had to be. No wonder I felt so frustrated.
I am thrilled with the results, however, and once again offer thanks to the Wordcrafter for the opportunity. For the record, I don't think he has anything to feel inadequate about (and I assume a bit of it was tongue in cheek for my sake, bless him). As I said in my comment, it was his interview style I was imitating. He has written wonderful articles for other new authors that I enjoyed very much. And his discussion of The Hero's Quest was brilliant. He is a very good writer. I just have trouble releasing control. 'Nuff said.
I intended to write about April Fool's Day this morning, but Mica chose to awaken me at 3:30 instead of 4, so I'm not running on all cylinders. At this rate, she'll be waking me up before I even go to sleep. Not a problem. More time to farm.
I have two favorite April Fool's Day pranks. The first was by my father when I was very young and The Incredible Hulk was a weekly T.V. show. Dad loved Lou Ferrigno. Anyway, I was called from my bed by my father yelling that The Hulk was running through the trails behind our house. I was young enough to believe him. Even though I couldn't see him, I was sure dad was telling the truth and The Hulk had visited our neighborhood.
The second was in college. I called my mother to tell her I'd crashed my car. She did not find it amusing, although I did.
I'm not a practical joker. I enjoy the thought of the joke more than the implementation. In my mind, people always react the right way. In reality, it is far too easy for jokes to go too far.
So those are my thoughts late at night on April Fool's 2010. It has been a good day.
But all days are good days.
Now go read my interview.