You Heard It Here: Did I Really Just Do That? — 8 Comments

  1. I started off collegiate life as a music major, but changed my major when departmental politics became too much. I went back to it in my 30s to pick up a minor and was invited to perform with the university symphony. I was an experienced musician; I’d been playing in ensembles since I was 8 years old, but I was more nervous than usual before this performance, seldom a good sign.

    I don’t know how it happened. I don’t know why it happened, but I managed to blow out a note in the middle of a grand pause. There it was, a huge orchestral silence…and then TWEET. It was mortifying. Needless to say, I wasn’t asked back.

    • Hi Alex,
      Oh man! I feel your pain! You know the saying… “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” Here’s to staying strong! Thanks for dropping in!

  2. I feel for you, Dee J. but seriously, we always feel the awkwardness of those situations and carry them with us forever, whereas most everyone else forgets them by the next day. Congrats! on the nearly released Imminent Danger. : )

    • Hi Robena,
      Very true. We all have something to carry with us. I’ve heard that most moments that cause an increase in adrenaline are the moments we remember the longest. Makes sense. And thank you! Looking forward to Monday!

  3. For once I’m looking forward to a Monday…this next one, specifically, so I can download mah copy of Imminent Danger! I think my biggest flub in recent memory was my very first editor pitch session, a couple years ago at RWA. I was pitching to Brenda Chin, and I was so nervous, I walked up, shook her hand and said, “Hi! I’m Brenda Chin.”

    I knew going in I was going to screw up my pitch somehow, but I (foolishly) thought I’d get MY OWN NAME correct. :}

    • Hi Sam,
      OMG! I think I remember that! Seriously, that is priceless! And you know you’ve found a special place in Brenda’s heart because of it. She isn’t likely to forget you, which is a good thing in this business! BTW… very nice sentiment regarding Monday! Thank you. Oh…also, I’m patiently waiting for your next book since I’ve finished – and loved! – all your others. No pressure.

  4. Hi Dee,
    Seriously, I have gone thru a gazillion moments like that – awkward!!! And it seems we cannot leave them alone – It’s over – done with! Yet it stays with us – now – yesterday and at times a year from now it pops right back and then you feel it all over again – yep that’s me! With your episode – to be a professional like he is – it had rolled off his shoulders – next??? he’s thinking of his next scene and what must be done!!! lol
    Looking forward to Monday – been counting with you…Cheers!

    • Hi Marie,
      You’re right. That stuff does stay with us. I remember John’s eye roll and could read every second of it. “Here we go again. Another newbie.” LOL. At least he got over it! A lot faster than me, I can tell you that much! And the wait is almost over! Yay! Thanks for being there for the countdown!