Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Blabber Mouth

By Christine Thackeray

You know how you can tell you are really excited about something? You tell everyone you see even if they aren't interested. It just blurts out and you can't help it because you're so excited. You want to stop your mouth but your brain is so turned on by the thought that the flow of words is too powerful and sloshes from your lips in bright detail.

Well, I've been getting ready for this writer's conference and the more I shop and pack and copy out examples of my work, the more excited I have become. Yesterday my cleaning lady came (it's only because I sold a book and I want to stay married) and I couldn't shut my mouth. I even read her a snippet of my work to ask her if it was good enough to use. I wanted to slap my own hand for talking so much, but just kept going.

Then a friend arrived to put stuff in my garage for our YW garage sale and I started on her non-stop. When she left, the property manager drove up. I was going to stop, I really was but when she walked into the kitchen and saw all my stuff out, she asked what I was up to and I did it again. Telling her about the Whitney's and that there is a chance my first book will be out and all the cool stuff I'm going to learn.

Ahhh. I did it again, didn't I? Maybe I should just wear a sign that says stay away from me until after the conference. But then I'll have all the good stuff to share that I learned. OK, so it's endless.


Doug Johnston said...

See you there.

Rebecca Talley said...

I have the same problem :)

Marcia Mickelson said...

You can talk to us all about it at the conference. We'll understand!

Terri Ferran said...

Excitement is contagious! I'll see you at the conference & we can spread some more around!