Friday, July 8, 2011

Who Knew A Blimp Could Type

I put a lot of effort in this blog and that includes the titles. I want you to know I considered Who Knew A Blimp Could Type? and Who Knew A Blimp Could Type! before settling on the unpunctuated version.

This blimp business is brought about because yesterday I went to get the mail and I saw the Goodyear Blimp flying overhead (as opposed to flying underfoot, but I have a true appreciation for descriptive cliches, because I don't like to write description, and a little help is always appreciated).

Since I am now getting the hang of Twitter, I tweeted about this, and by golly, this morning I found that the Goodyear Blimp itself had tweeted back an explanation (it was going home after a visit to ESPN, which is a couple of hours away as the crow flies).

Anyway, I was delighted that the Goodyear Blimp had bothered to tweet back, so I tweeted my thanks, and by golly the sweet blimp tweeted me right back.

I tell you, we got quite the thing going. And if I don't lose some weight, we could wear matching outfits when I go get my Buxtehuder Bullen Award.

In addition to my romance with the Goodyear Blimp, I also have a book going. I'm on page 60, which would be more impressive (to me at least) if it weren't for the fact I'd already written about 30 of those 60 pages. All of which, except for page 1, I've had to rewrite, so it's almost like writing them from scratch. Or so I tell myself. I have another 30 or so already written pages, waiting to be slotted into place, and then I have to do actual original writing, which may or may not go faster but the smart money is on or not.

When I'm not writing, I'm dealing with mother stuff (I don't suppose you know where she put her keys) or friend stuff or waiting for Derek Jeter to get his 3000th hit stuff (I feel ever more wistful that he didn't get it at the game Todd Strasser and I went to), and now, of course, blimp stuff. All of which use up a lot of energy, most likely better spent on page 61 and all the pages thereafter.

Or maybe I should just ask the blimp to write the book, after it finds my mother's keys!

ETA a couple of hours later: I forgot to tell you I changed Mom reading The Great Gatsby for the 20th time to Mom reading To Kill A Mockingbird for the 20th time. Thanks to all of you who made suggestions on what books Mom would insist on having to keep civilization alive!


Bridget Higdon said...

Ms. Pfeffer-

Thank you for sharing this funny moment! I find myself each day logging on to your blog to read the latest post. I guess there are probebly other things I should be doing, but I've never felt this close to an author I love so much before. Thanks for the effort you put toward your fans, even if they are only young teenagers like me! Hopefully someday I can return the favor...if I ever publish one of my stories!

Thanks Again!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Bridget and thank you-

It's not a question of if your stories ever get published, just a question of when.

And I'll be delighted when the when happens!

Amanda Leigh said...

Hehe, or workaholic early twenties like me. :P It's true, your blog makes my day!

<3 ~ Amanda Leigh

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thanks Begins With M-

It's always nice to have a workaholic around here, because I'm certainly not one!


i felt the same way as you did about the blimp when you responeded to my first conmment!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you YourYoungestBiggestFan!-

That's really very nice!

Nina said...

It's nice to know that the blimp is into Twitter! I never would have guessed. Very clever of you to tweet the first tweet!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Nina-

I'm working on my tweeting skills, but clearly the Goodyear Blimp is a Twitter pro!