Friday, December 4, 2009

OMG! I won!!!!

I’ve waited for this moment all my life! I’d like to thank my director and my producer for all their dedication and hard w…what?

Not an Academy Award…?

*\0/* I’m so embarrassed.

So it’s a…?

Honest Scrap award? What’s an honest scrap? Are there dishonest scraps?

So, I’m supposed to…what?

Tell stuff about me? And it needs to be the truth? Are you kidding me?

All right. Starting over. *clears throat*

I’d like to thank my crit partner, Andrea Cremer (whose racking up foreign sales for her awesome book, Nightshade that will be out October 14th) for bestowing this prestigious award upon my humble self. Interestingly enough, it came in a roundabout way from my agent sister Sarah With a Chance, so I can’t pass it back to her. (though I might anyway)

The deal is that I’m supposed to tell you ten things about me and pass this award on to ten others, but since Andrea parted with protocol and only did five, I’m thinking two and a half would be good. Or maybe five half-truths, which I can probably handle.

Okay…so five mostly honest things about me.

1. I only watch sports on TV except *swallows hard* American Idol. I’m addicted even when everybody sucks. It’s like watching a slow motion train wreck.
2. I HATE to fail at anything, but if no one knows I never have to fess up, so not even my husband knew I was writing until I signed with my agent.
3. I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV…oh, wait…no. I am a doctor. But I’ll have to kill you if you call me that.
4. I could live forever on nothing but skittles and Dr. Pepper.
5. I won’t swim in my pool at night without the lights on because I’m terrified of sharks. (There could be one in there, you know.)

It is now my very great honor to pass this award along to some awesome author bloggers:

Victoria Schwab
Paul Greci
Kristin Miller
Nikki Loftin
Debra Schubert


  1. Wow, Lisa, I'm like totally verklempt! Thank you SO much! But, American Idol? Seriously? Oh well - we all have our quirks.

    Seriously, I'm honored you thought of me. Very, very nice.

  2. Sharks, huh? Actually that reminded me of the mermaid in the pool in Aquamarine, Alice Hoffman's tween/teen book and subsequent movie.
    Congrats on your honest scrap.

  3. Debra--
    You're welcome. I keep looking for your agent on the streets of Portland. Don't think I've found her yet--unless she was the one dancing on the table at the Irish pub last night.

    Stupid, I know. Ever since I saw Jaws...

  4. Yay! Congrats :)

    Oh, and my favorite part of American Idol is the tryouts at the beginning. I have some kind of sick fascination with watching the people who are terrible.

  5. Suzie--
    Me too. My mother says I'm stupid for watching because "it's so obviously staged." But staged or not, it's funny.

  6. OMG. I'm famous! I'd like to thank the Academy...oh wait. Not the Academy awards. And it was *your* award, not mine.

    *is escorted off the stage*

    I love American Idol so much, it's embarrassing. To be honest, I was a little disappointed that they picked Ellen over me.

    Congrats on your award! Love the roundaboutness of it all. :)

  7. Sarah--
    It's such a small, incestuous little YA writing world. It came from you to Tricia, who I'm sorry to say I'd never "met" to Andrea and then to me. So--thanks.

  8. Lisa - An award? I won an award? Wait, the kind of award where I'm supposed to relate embarrassing personal information on my blog? Hmm... thanks? ;-)
    Hope you're having a good writing month... now I'm off to spend valuable writing time (haha) making up a top 10 Nikki list...
    BTW, is your pool the ocean? That could be your problem right there.