|Posted by anonymous on October 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM|
I was honored as a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award for non-fiction on October 10th, 2012. I was just feeling quite invigorated because This American Life had contacted me again so we could work on the next story, "Faith," for their next episode: Getting Away With It.
I was terribly excited, silently praising my good fortune and their good timing, since the Texas Book Festival was just two weeks away, and it would be a fantastic boon.
Then this happened.
I haven't slept in two days. Mostly from answering email and phone calls, but also from the adrenaline of having your world turned upside down -- and this time -- for the better. For the positive.
For everything you've ever secretly -- and not quite so secretly -- wanted, but were afraid to ask for.
Then NPR kicked my ass, and I'm writing this as I'm half asleep, so I have to shut down now.
I will keep you posted; promise I won't go so long without an update.