The need for a long break has most definitely been confirmed this morning by some answers I gave on an interview. I answered them early in the morning, like at 4a.m., sent them off thinking I'd get them back to look at one last time before they were posted. I've done a lot of these and didn't really read through the questions so I misread one. Laughing. And of course, in typical Susan fashion, in the worst possible way. If I am going to make a mistake, why go for tiny when you can do enormous, right?
The question was "what's the best book I've read," but because I have my befuddled overtaxed brain, I read, "what is the best book you've written." That's the question I answered only it was the wrong question and I'm experiencing a Jeb Bush moment today. To clarify, the best book I've read is THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY. I thought it was an amazing achievement. The blend of history and drama and characterization. To keep me glued to the page for 700 pages. Amazing. And I loved the end even though it wasn't how I wanted it to end.
So, to clarify my recent, oh my, I'm neither brave, I'm not good at self-promotion, or as we say in the states(It's a UK interview) I don't usually try to be an ass. I'm just tired, darlings, and I need a break.
I wanted to clarify that. The important thing to remember about life--everything in Susan's universe is a teachable moment-- and this incident is, what would be the fun if we always got everything right? Today I am a messy pompous looking yahoo author...***cringing***... tomorrow, I will still be me with unbrushed hair, in my jammies, living on Walton's Mountain, speaking only to squirrels if I'm lucky. Good things, bad things, the genuinely stupid things, in the long run they all are replaced by new moments in our lives and we all end up still us.
I wish you all Peace.