i'm just a literary tease, my reputation's on its knees.

Chance Meetings of Internet Superstars

October 01, 2004

Wow. I'm having such a wild week. A week or two ago I met Lily at work. She came in with her daughter to buy fruit. She looked at me and said, "Do I know you from somewhere?" Turns out she knew me from Friendster. We've been emailing back and forth since then (only I keep not writing back in a timely manner!). Next month, we're going to write a novel together!

And if that weren't strange enough, my first random meeting in real life of a person who knows me from the internet, today in the elevator I met Rooibos. I got on the elevator, half asleep, remembering as always my recent commitment to make conversations on elevators, and half-smiled at the occupants. Just then the girl (I believe her real name is Tyesa, but that might be an internet alias and I was too flabbergasted to ask) said, "Are you on Livejournal?" And I am! Wild!

Ordinarily, I might be a little bit freaked out by meeting people who know my internet personality in real life but lately (over the course of a year or so) I have fused the two realms of my life so that I am the exact same person offline as I am on, just a little bit more shy and quiet than might initially be expected. However, once you get me warmed up, I am just as rambunctious and obnoxious as my "online persona" might lead you to expect.

You'll note that I don't link to any of my other sites on my SHU blog. That's because I'm trying to maintain more of a professional presence on my blog and, believe me, most of my other stuff is anything but. I'm crass, cranky, and convuluted. I mean, if you were so inclined to do a search, you'd find some strange stuff by and about me. But don't say I didn't warn ya! And, hey! If you see me in an elevator or something, by all means, say Hello! :c)

Moira at 10:49 AM :: Comments (4) :: ::

So how does one go about teaming up with someone to write a novel in a month? Also I read the rules but it wasn't clear if you are allowed to get all of your content together before the month. It seemed to be promoting the whole off the top of your ass theory. Help me?

Posted by: Hashim at October 3, 2004 02:15 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog and telling me what you thought about my presentation, I almost had a heart attack...I hate speaking in front of groups of you have an AIM s/n?

Posted by: Rachel at October 4, 2004 04:49 PM

Rachel - AIM - wishgrrl ;c)

hashim - you are allowed to plan, of course! I'm churning ideas in my head I type...

Posted by: moira at October 4, 2004 09:05 PM

Yay! I'm looking forward to November, and the NaNoWriMo thing! There are SOOOO many things going on in my life right now it is actually surreal. I wouldn't know where to begin. But, I think I'll have lot of things to write about. My only decision right now is Fiction or Non... But you know, they are so much the same.
Hope to talk to you soon, I know you're busy too.

Posted by: Lily at October 8, 2004 01:47 PM
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