Monday, October 9, 2017

Pssst. I'm Nervous.


I've been talking about this--and you've been encouraging me--for quite a while now.  Maybe even, I don't know, two years?  I've talked about it, but I haven't done it.

But this time, it's really going to happen. 

I'm taking off the red hat.

For real.

Of course, I'm going to do my best to make it fun.  With prizes and audience participation.

And, of course, photographs.

Of me.

(That's the terrifying part.)

It's already in the works.  It's happening SOON.

And I wanted you to know.  Because it's going to be a party, and you're invited.

I'm ready to say hello to you as the real me.

Will you be there?

:)

64 comments:

  1. How exciting! I can't wait to meet the real you!

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    1. Why, thank you! You've been around for so long--I will be happy to say hello to you as myself. :)

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  2. I feel like I know you anyway, but this will be really swell!

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    1. Honestly, I am very much myself here. I'm glad you already feel that "realness"! :)

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  3. It has always been a pleasure knowing you already. Hundred times more fun to know the woman behind the hat!

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    1. Thank you, Sheryl! You are giving me courage. :)

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  4. You're such a force for good in this community. I can't wait for your identity unveiling! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! Hugs back!

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  6. You're such a force for good in this community. I can't wait for your identity unveiling! Hugs!

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  7. It will be exciting, even for me, your mother!

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  8. As a long-time lurker, I am looking forward to this. (I know that sounds creepy. Sorry about that.)

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    1. LOL! Actually, it made me laugh out loud. :)

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  9. Mad respect to you, Authoress. I am looking forward to really knowing you...just don't leave us okay?

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  10. �� woohoo. Your Hobbit sister.

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  11. I can't wait, I've been following you since the beginning & have been so curious about your identity. Tammy ��❤��

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    1. Yay! I'm so appreciative of you "long-timers"!! xoxo

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  12. Can't wait to see you! Much love to one of my favorite punners. Amy Comperatore

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  13. Oh! I'm so excited! I have always loved your blog, and it will be so great to meet you!

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    1. Thank you! Y'all are making this so much easier. :)

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  14. I don't know what to say, I've been following you for so long on twitter. I suppose it doesn't really matter, you face. You're a friend either way.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say. I've appreciated your kindness all these years. :)

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  15. Looking forward to the reveal! But by this point, you know you're beloved for your words and generous actions, not your face.

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  16. OhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygosh!!! Are you for realz?!? I'm soooo excited! And just remember, no matter what, you are still the same person, in every heartfelt and writerly way!!! You will just be unveiled, that's all:-) (Praying I'm not at work when it happens! LoL)

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  17. Book that hair appointment now! :)

    But no matter what you look like, you will always be the adorable, uber-talented writer and cheerleader that we know and love.

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  18. How exciting! I've been following your blog for years and your secret identity has never bothered me, but I'm still looking forward to the reveal!

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  19. Exciting news! Prizes, photographs, and audience participation? Sounds like a wonderful party. With or without the hat, you are a real source of encouragement to other writers!

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  20. The anonymity has been fun. But meeting the real you will be a blast. Thanks for all you do for all of us!! :)

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  21. I am excited to finally put a face to Authoress and be able to thank you TO YOUR FACE for everything you do. YAY!

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  22. I JUST found your site and have been diving into the archives for the last couple weeks. So very helpful. I can't say I've been waiting for this moment, but I am happy to be at the unveiling. You've built an amazing community.

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  23. YAY!! Alexandra said it beautifully. : )
    xoxo

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  24. I've been curious, no doubt and will definitely be there. I have an agent friend who knows who you are, but I've resisted asking, and she likely wouldn't tell anyway. But I keep wondering, do I already know you? Anyway. Looking forward to the REVEAL! ;-)

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  25. OMG YES! YES YES YES. Congratulations!!!

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  26. Yay! You know we'd stick around even with the red hat, but I'm excited to have a face to put to the wonderful heart you've shown us over the years :)

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  27. Come on, we all know we've never seen you and J.K Rowling at the same time.

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  28. Just read about the gamer who couldn't take her eyes off her mobile for 24 hours straight and had to be hospitalized... I might be next. Waiting, seeking, searching... ���� (Blink, dammit...)

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  29. Dang. Dang. I'm going to visit my mom where there is no internet except on my phone. This reveal will probably go down when I'm in New York. So I want to see pics in your ballet/toe shoes. That would be awesome. I wish you lots of fun and please don't wear a mask. After all it is Halloween....soon. Boo.

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  30. Good for you you. Can't wait to see you "in the flesh."

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  31. Definitely! I can't wait to meet the lovely person who has helped so many people! :)

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  32. Of course, I'll be there! Bring on the bubbly and the dancing!

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  33. I'll be there! It will be so amazing to meet the "real" you, but it has been so fun following you and your journey as Authoress too!! :)

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  34. Uh, I say before the reveal you meet me at Frothy Monkey for coffee!! You've been promising that for quite some time now. LOL :)

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  35. I'll be there! Are you going to wear you red hat? ๐Ÿ˜€

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