Sunday, July 30, 2006

I'm famous. And super-hot.

Just kidding. But it got your attention, didn't it? So, most of you probably know that Flood does a regular interview series on her blog where she talks to writers and bloggers about well....writing and blogging, of course. This week's interview is extra-special because the person being interviewed is yours truly, and I know you all can't get enough of me. So if you have a second, follow the little linky down there and check it out. She's out of town this week so unfortunately, you'll have to wait to tell her if it sucks. But you can tell me, although I'd really just prefer it if you all whispered sweet nothings in my ear.

My super cringe-inducing interview. Guaranteed to make you feel like a better writer.


Blogger briliantdonkey said...

Hey Rebecca,

I just found my way here via said interview. Thanks for doing that, It was a very nice interview. I knew I knew the name but couldn't place it until you mentioned the Clarity of night contest. Congratulations on the HM for that by the way. Well deserved. Anyways, I just wanted to stop and say hello. Now I am off to read some more. Okay okay,,,,,off to look at the pictures.


7/31/2006 2:20 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Hi Rebecca - Just caught up on your blogs; what great reading - thanks. Interesting interview too - now after reading the list and the interview, I feel I know you really,really well! Unless there are other hidden depths?(I'm sre there are!)Happy writing.

7/31/2006 2:45 AM  
Blogger firstcitybook said...

Your interview offers some good advice about blogging. It's ironic that you have had success as a fiction writer and now work as a fiction editor. Luckily, poetry is an understanding mistress. Some poets even merge the two genres, as in Lisa Lewis' The Unbeliever, C.K. Williams' Tar, and Richard Jackson's Alive All Day.

7/31/2006 5:29 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Great interview Rebecca. Funny how Bernita picked out how modest you are! This is a theme. When is it going to sink in?!

7/31/2006 8:19 AM  
Blogger Lex Ham Rand said...

Awesome! That was a great interview, and you should be very pleased! You have a number of exciting and interesting projects going on right now, Rebecca, not the least of which is your excellent blog.

7/31/2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger Chad Simpson said...

Nice interview, Rebecca. I only cringed like once--but it may have just been my face spasming.

7/31/2006 11:18 AM  
Blogger Gerald Huml said...

I enjoyed reading your interview.

7/31/2006 11:26 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Rob, welcome. Sometime you must tell me how you came up with the name brilliant donkey.

Chiefbiscuit, no there are no hidden depths. I'm quite shallow actually. :P

Firstcitybook, welcome, and you too will have to tell me the story of that name. But please, don't take my advice about blogging. I have no idea what I'm doing.

7/31/2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Scott, never probably.

Rand, you're too funny. I feel like such a goober for doing that.

Chad, what does it look like when your face spasms? Are you still as dashingly handsome as you are in your photo?

Gerald, thank you.

7/31/2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger J. Newberry said...

Great stuff & congrats. Thanks for reading Muse of Fire, btw. I appreciate your comments, always.

7/31/2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Jeff, thanks. I love reading your blog, we both seem to be on the same wavelength sometimes.

7/31/2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger January said...


Nice interview. How does it feel to be super hot?!?

7/31/2006 1:42 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

You're hilarious. If I'm a rock star, then where the hell are my groupies?

And if I ever do become super-hot, I'll let you know.

7/31/2006 1:46 PM  
Blogger Lex Ham Rand said...

I'll be one of your groupies! Only in a middle-aged, risk averse sort of way. Instead of encouraging you to party all night I'll say things like "Yeah, Rebecca! Take those vitamins!" or "Excellent penmanship! Rock on!" or "Rock and Roll All Evening...and Party Every Afternoon (unless you have work the next day)!!"

7/31/2006 1:54 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Rand, I LOVE you!!! You're so funny, I'd love for you to be a groupie. (I accidentally typed gropie, that's not good.) I really should take my vitamins though. I haven't eaten in about three weeks and I counted 27 bruises this morning. Not very rock star-ish at all.

7/31/2006 1:56 PM  
Blogger Justin Evans said...

Loved the interview.

FYI: There is no irony in the title of my blog.

7/31/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Justin, if you mean what I think you mean, then seriously, it's smackdown time. Unless you want to be my groupie and then I might let you slide. :P

7/31/2006 2:17 PM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Congratulations on being famousish! It was a great interview, and I read your 2nd person story. I really enjoyed it. Please don't forget the little people when you start flying away.

7/31/2006 2:31 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

I don't think you'll ever have to worry about that. And seriously, when I said that I wrote in part because of all of you guys, I totally meant it. So thanks again.

7/31/2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger Bernita said...

Oh fiddle, Rebecca, it was a lovely interview!

7/31/2006 4:21 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Bernita, welcome. No one's ever fiddled me before but I'm glad you liked the interview.

7/31/2006 4:22 PM  
Anonymous bookfraud said...

she writes fiction, she writes poetry, she blogs, she paints, she takes photographs, she says interesting things in an interview, she looks great. what more could you want?

8/01/2006 9:40 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

bookfraud, you flatter me. Really, I'm not that special. And I'm still waiting to see if you'll take me up on my offer. A picture for red hair?

8/01/2006 3:51 PM  
Blogger briliantdonkey said...

::::Rob, welcome. Sometime you must tell me how you came up with the name brilliant donkey:::::

Pretty simple actually(or perhaps simple minded on my part)....

People are always ALWAYS calling me a smartass,,,,,,guilty your honor errrrr I mean ummmmm I have NO idea where they get that from! Anyways, when I created the blog I didn't think I could get away with "smartAssblog" as a title, so brilliantdonkey it was instead.

Soon afterwards, I decided to change and misspell it(with just one L) for two reasons. One, Irony which is among my most favorite things and two, to show that I don't consider myself to be briLLiant by a LONG stretch.

::::Bernita, welcome. No one's ever fiddled me before but I'm glad you liked the interview.::::



8/03/2006 1:39 AM  
Blogger firstcitybook said...

"Firstcitybook, welcome, and you too will have to tell me the story of that name."

Rebecca--I live in a small city that considers itself as the first established city of Kansas. When I started to sell the occasional book through Amazon, I needed a name for my book service, so I called it firstcitybooks. As I was creating the account for my blog, I changed, for some unexplained reason, the plural form of books to book. As an academic who continues to hunt for full-time employment, I have been following the advice of the columnists at the Chronicle of Higher Ed and keeping my real name off of my blog. Even my account at LibraryThing is under firstcitybook because it links back to my blog.

8/03/2006 6:24 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Rob, Firstcity, good stories both. I guess I should have followed that advice about keeping my name off my blog but it's too late for that now. Let's just hope I never get elected to public office or something. That could have scandal written all over it.

8/03/2006 10:08 AM  

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