If you’ve read Furiously Happy, you already know I wrote an entire chapter about how I almost lost the chance to narrate my first book because I was too terrified and kept fucking up. My amazing friend Neil Gaiman gave me the wonderful advice to “pretend you’re good at it” and it worked. Since then I have written that mantra on my arm every time I panic. I write it a lot.
Today the Audie Award nominations were announced and I found out that I’m a finalist in the categories of Humor and Best Narration by Author. And I may have cried a little. Because I still have to pretend I’m good at it (and perhaps I always will) but maybe it’s not as obvious to everyone else. Which is nice. No pretending necessary.
PS. It just dawned on me that most of you probably have no idea what the Audie Awards are. They’re like the Grammys, but substitute “glamorous rockstars” with “audio books”. So, yeah. It’s a pretty big deal.
PPS. Giant thanks to everyone who bought my audiobook. I like to pretend that I’m going with you on long road trips, or that I’m in your house with you while you’re doing the dishes. It makes me feel less hermity and also lightly stalkerish, but in a friendly and encouraging sort of way.
PPPS. Everyone in these categories are amazing. You should check out all of these books.