Susan Speaks: Anyone want to watch my eyeballs fall out of my head?


It’s been an up-and-down week for me. I resigned from a committee that’s supposed to bring authors to our local elementary school because they want to book a cartoonist who’s not got a published book to his name (aren’t authors, by definition, the people who write books?). I mis-read a friend’s comment in yesterday’s Working Stiffs post.

That’s been rough. But the up part of the up-and-down week more than makes up for it. Believe me, my eyeballs fell out of my head and onto my touchpad when I saw this.

My friend Barb at Front Street Reviews sent me this link.

Yes, friends, groupies, lurkers, total strangers, and anyone else who’s not brave enough to fall into the friend and groupie category, I’ve been nominated for a Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll award. The voting’s been open since January first and closes in another two days, on the eve of the 15th, but if you haven’t voted for little me yet, why not? Yeah, there are really big contenders in my category and yeah, we’d all rather see me in the Published in 2006 category, but do it anyway.

You know I appreciate it, especially after this rough week I’ve had.

Now, have my eyeballs, perchance, rolled past you? I’d… umm… sort of like them back.

I’ve got books to write and a world to finish creating for you guys.

And whoever nominated me… eternal thanks.



  1. Lswriter

    January 13, 2007 7:51 pm

    Voted! I scanned that list just last night, and didn’t see you! So I’m eternally sorry for that. I hope next week picks up for you. 🙂

  2. MarciNYC

    January 13, 2007 7:55 pm

    Vote cast – for you, of course. Hope next week is a better one. br /br /*hugs*

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    January 14, 2007 9:27 am

    Oh, the week’s already better, thanks, girls. And thanks for the votes. When I first scanned the list, I didn’t see me, either!!!br /br /There’s just no way I can win against Backspace and Absolute Write, both of which I belong to. But still… it really IS exciting just to be nominated!

  4. cheesygiraffe

    January 14, 2007 11:54 am

    Guess who I voted for? ;)br /Good Luck! I know it’s been a rough week for you. Even being nominated is great. 🙂

  5. scooper

    January 14, 2007 3:30 pm

    Congrats! That has got to work magic on a rough day.

  6. Susan Helene Gottfried

    January 14, 2007 3:35 pm

    Magic’s a good word for it. So’s seeing all your nice thoughts, guys. Thanks! br /br /Best news of the day: I’ve gotten a LOT of book writing done this weekend. AND written an outtake, too!

  7. Dana

    January 14, 2007 6:50 pm

    Voted. I think a few of us could use better days ahead

  8. Lauren

    January 14, 2007 9:53 pm

    I’ve voted as well 🙂

  9. Susan Helene Gottfried

    January 14, 2007 10:27 pm

    Thanks, guys. The Tour Manager said he saw somewhere that I wasn’t dead last. I’ll take /br /For now.

  10. Uisce

    January 15, 2007 11:16 am

    sure, I’ll vote for you!

  11. Susan Helene Gottfried

    January 15, 2007 11:48 am

    Well, it might be too late (try and see) but I sure appreciate the attempt!

  12. Rene

    January 15, 2007 12:01 pm

    That’s cool. I’m not sure I can still vote, but I’ll try.

  13. Rashenbo

    January 16, 2007 12:49 am

    I still think it is sooooo cool! 🙂 Woot, Woot, Woot. 😀

  14. Ali

    January 17, 2007 4:37 pm

    cheesy you cannot vote for cheese or giraffes on that site so make sure it’s susan ok. LOLbr /br /ok, how come today it knows my blogger display name but usually it doesn’t. I’m living in the twilight zone.

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