Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'll Try To Be Coherent But I Make No Guarantees

You know, I'm not even going to try to be coherent. A person should know her limitations.

Isn't the cap fabulous? My goddaughter sent it to me. My guess is she had it made specially for me.

Life As We Knew It is going to be on the Oct. 5 New York Times best seller list, moving from 10 to 9. I don't know if it fell off the list this week or if there wasn't a children's paperback best seller list this week, just that next week it'll be on. I am astounded and delighted that it's made it for a second week.

FAME and Florida were great, and I would tell you all about it, except that would require coherence. Also, I came home with a cold, and yesterday, for about five seconds, the cold migrated to my stomach and I was in so much pain, I collapsed (I don't think I fainted) and fell against the wood trunk I use as a coffee table in my living room. I bit my lip. I assume that's where the streak of blood on my cheek (tres dramatique- it looked like a dueling scar) came from. I have black and blue marks in unusual places and I think I bruised my ribs, since bending and coughing and sneezing hurt. It really could have been much worse, but I'm a very healthy person and I find it exciting when anything unusual happens to me.

My agent e-mailed me my publisher's offer for a third book contract, but between exhaustion, unpacking, blowing my nose, and answering e-mails, I haven't had the time to really think about it.

If I don't blog tomorrow (and my guess is I won't, which is why I'm blogging somewhat incoherently today), I'll wish all of you a happy and healthy new year today. I love that Rosh ha-Shanah falls in fall (even though I fell in fall and I'm not all that happy about that).

I'm off to make my Rosh ha-Shanah resolutions. And to wear my fabulous new cap!


Mr. Cavin said...

Hey, happy new year to you, too. Three things: One, stop trying to one-up your mother vis-a-vis falling down. Two, your hat absolutely kicks ass. And three, I for one am very proud of you.

If you make it to seven, I'll buy another copy.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Mr. Cavin, the hat kicks butt - your niece has good taste!

And enjoy the holiday. Bruised ribs and all. ;)


Anonymous said...

Err...your goddaughter. I shouldn't blog while jumping up and down about the Brewers making the playoffs (poor Mets...)


donna said...

Shanah Tovah! Congratulations, again.


Stephanie said...

Oh geez! Be more careful there, lady! You probably should have went to the doctor, either for just the cold or for the bruised ribs and such. :/ Hope you feel better soon! I'm send you lots of get well wishes.
And congratulations on number 9! WOO HOO! Amazing! I'm with Mr. Cavin- Make it to seven and I'll buy another copy. :p

Dawn said...

That hat is too cool! Take care of yourself and have a happy holiday!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi to Mr. Cavin, Kylen, Donna, Texas Pixie and Dawn-

I'm still not coherent. I may even be less coherent than I was yesterday. But I do want you to know I appreciate your comments.

I wouldn't hold our collective breaths at LAWKI reaching 7 on the Times Best Seller list. It's astonishing enough it's made it to the list twice.

I'm off to write a short, pithy, incoherent blog entry. Consider yourself warned!

Miriam said...

L'Shanah Tovah!

Isn't being on the NYT Bestseller list a terrific way to start off the new year? :D

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Reading Fool-

Thanks for the New Year wishes. And yes, being on the Times best seller list is a wonderful way to start a year!