This is My NowPosted: April 3, 2008
What is every writer’s dream? It’s to be contacted by an editor at a major publication who has read your work and likes it and wants to do something with you.
This has happened to me.
I received an e-mail from an editor at a very well-known prestigious magazine. She’s been reading my blog! She wants to speak to me!
Does she want to syndicate me for a monthly column “Tara Talks Turkey,” a Nora Ephronesque collection of witty observations about daily life?
Does she want to assign me to an article, subject of her choosing, where my wry sense of humor and witty way with words can reach millions of readers?
Does she want to talk to me about some possible future freelance assignments, to which I will no doubt apply my own particular slightly skewed yet generally appealing sensibilities?
She wants to interview me as part of an article they are putting together. I don’t want to give it away, but roughly, it’s about finding yourself in a place in your life where you didn’t expect to be. And not in a good way.
She wants to know about my new life as a non-contributing member of society, a worthless lay about with nothing to offer, a useless sloth dragging through each day with no purpose and little hope for the future.
I may be slightly exaggerating. She didn’t actually call me a sloth.
But I’m not one to look at the negative side. (Okay, I totally am.) But still – I’m finally getting recognition! This could be my big opportunity! Maybe my story of confusion and despair can help someone else get their life together. It’s too late for me! Save yourselves!
I am your humble servant, and I will do whatever I can.