It used to be, if you googled my name you’d just get a bunch of book reviews I’ve written. I guess Avon FanLit sent out a flurry of press releases this week, and my googlability has definitely increased as a result! Kinda cool.

Sara Dennis, the winner of the Fox development prize, has been in touch with the Fox people already. Good luck, Sara!

In other news, I turned 31 yesterday. For the longest time, I’ve been waiting to mature into a “real” writer. I’ve always wanted to write, ever since I was a child, and I have always written, in one little scribbly way or another. But unlike the wunderkinder Sara Lindsey and Mary Danielson, I just always felt like I was lacking the depth of life experience, the discipline – perhaps the desperation – to really dive into writing as a way of life. Is 31 the magic number? I do believe it is.

8 comments to “Well, Google me.”

  1. Sara
    · November 10th, 2006 at 10:24 am · Link

    Happy (belated) birthday!!!!

  2. Sara Dennis
    · November 11th, 2006 at 12:12 pm · Link

    An even more belated happy birthday! 33 was the magic number for me, so you’ve got me beat. 😉

  3. Alice Audrey
    · November 11th, 2006 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Happy B-Day!


  4. LdyBlkny
    · November 11th, 2006 at 11:59 pm · Link

    Happy belated birthday, Tessa! And it sounds like a great time to me to get the writing career started!

  5. Mary Danielson
    · November 12th, 2006 at 10:33 pm · Link

    And here’s another: Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was fabulous!

  6. Anonymous
    · November 13th, 2006 at 12:30 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday!!

    I, too, have scribbled all my life but started seriously writing in 1997 (and if you can do the math properly) can figure out that I was 35. I have to say I’m a late bloomer in everything.

    Hope you had a great day!

  7. Santa
    · November 13th, 2006 at 2:42 pm · Link

    Happy Belated Birthday or should I say Happy Un-Birthday!!

    Any birthday is magical if it finds you doing what your heart desires and what makes you happy!

    Many, many happy returns of the day!

  8. Lenora Bell
    · November 14th, 2006 at 8:40 am · Link

    Happy belated birthday, Ms. Dare! And congrats on your googlability (should there be an “e” in there?).