If you knew me in real life you would hear me say, probably shortly after you met me, that I’m lucky. There are articles all about how maybe that’s a mindset and/or how having that belief can enhance the experience of luck. Whatever. The truth is that heck yeah, I’m luckier than most and it’s something to be grateful for while I also try to share my bounty with others.
My latest example of this is from my extraordinarily lucky writing career. In case you don’t follow my Facebook and/or Twitter, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in the Virginia Festival of the Book, thanks to my chance meeting and growing friendship with Madeline Iva, who I dubbed The Goddess of Love Fest. Last year I did social media, and this year I moderated a panel, followed by a signing at the local Barnes & Noble. I mean, moderating a panel with the likes of:
(left to right) Avery Flynn, Sabrina Jeffries, Mary Jo Putney, Mollie Cox Bryan, and Mary Burton is a bit of a “No $*&#, There I Was” moment already. After that? I was set up at a signing table with, check this out, Jo Bourne, Mary Jo Putney, and Sabrina Jeffries. Basically the table was “Legend, Legend, Legend, Sue.” What do you even do with that? The best you can do is to try not to hyperventilate and pass out. (Happy to report that I did not hyperventilate and pass out.)
So, this is my thank you to everyone who came out to the event, and especially to Madeline for asking “Hey, do you want to moderate a panel?” Lucky girl. Grateful girl. If there’s some way that I can help you out to pay it forward then feel free to drop me a comment or an email.