Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Short of Breath

I am hyperventilating. I really am. Hands are shaking a bit.

Hello Anna,

The Hungry City publishers are looking for writers for their website. I have recommended you as a candidate for this paying gig. One of the editors may be contacting you about this opportunity.

Best,

M.

Could this actually happen? Could I support myself with food writing? Am I even allowed to think about it? I am not sure. I do know that I am lucky, exceedingly lucky to do what I love for a large part of my week.

13 comments:

aimee said...

F**K that's so awesome! And so deserved. I'm pretty sure good writing is intended to inspire; you've certainly succeeded on that front. With me at least. That's got to count for something!

I'd wish you luck, but that may suggest that your talent is lacking, so instead I say 'Go get 'em tiger.' Raaaah!!!

Green Armadillo said...

Fingers crossed for you.

JC said...

That. totally. rocks!

I accidentally typed "titally" at first.

paintergirl said...

This is incredible. I wanted to tell you I really like your new avatar too.

Anna said...

Aimee - Oh thank you! That may be the nicest thing anyone could say about what I do and how I do it. You're the bestest.

Green Armadillo (can I call you Allen?) - Thank you. I need fingers crossed. Maybe toes as well.

JC - Titally. *Snigger* I like that better than totally. Way better.

Paintergirl - Thank you! It's almost surreal. Even if nothing comes of it, I have that email to stare at and feel good.
I am glad you like the picture. I don't know why, but I had to convince myself that it's ok to show more than my ear. Weird. I'm weird.

Maiya said...

that's so crazy awesome cool! you so deserve it.

because i live vicariously through you, i'm now giddy too!

Kanchan said...

Anna! That's fantastic! They would be idiots not to hire you.

Anna said...

Maiya - Now all I need to do is learn how to cook like you and I will be all set! Then we can be totally giddy together. Thank you :)

Kanchan - I agree! Actually though, I don't think they have seen the blog - don't think they know about it. That may either hurt be or help me. Time will tell. Will keep you posted! No news yet.

Lissa said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Knowing about the blog would be a great thing, silly. Either way your talent has shined through now in so many different forums, it's about time someone has taken notice!
So... if this goes through, you'll still need an eating buddy, right? I'm SO there :)

Hillary (of Chew on That) said...

Wow! Congratulations! Much deserved...so exciting, I hope it works out!

Jonathan said...

Bout freaking time someone noticed your skills. All this hard work will hopefully pay off. Man, what a life that would be. Con-freaking-grats.

Anna said...

Lissa - I will ALWAYS need an eating buddy. That is a permanent position, and it is yours for the taking :)

Hillary - Thank you so much! I really am holding my breath. I am happy either way. I am now more convinced than ever that it is possible to fight for this life.

Jonathan! It would be the life, wouldn't it? How many people get to do what they love for a living? Not nearly enough.

aimee said...

Hang on a second;

Your offer to be my maid (baker, gardener, chicken keeper, beer buddy...) still stands, right? Even if (when?) this all works out for you?

:)