I've been experiencing this strange sensation lately, when I realize that famous people who I've looked up to for years, actually know who I am. For example, if you'll scroll all the way back to the Worldcon post in August, you'll find that John Barnes (John Barnes, people!) commented on my blog. Do you have any idea what a cool personal thrill that was? John Barnes, whose books I have loved for years, easily for the last ten years, actually knows that I exist. It baffles the mind, and I wish that I had an e-mail address for him, so I could reply back.
And then, the other day, Doug Cohen (client) was telling me that he had told Dan Simmons (famous SF author) that I was his agent, and Dan Simmons knew who I was! I have never met Dan Simmons in my life, and have yet to read any of his books (although I did pick up one at Worldcon), and yet he knows who I am... I am flabbergasted.
Finally, to top it all off, I was just speaking to my friend, Mary, about the Apex raffle she's running, and she told me that I am the second-highest seller out of all sixty items or so. Second-highest seller! How the hell do so many people know who I am? It's very weird and cool, all at the same time. I want to say thank you to all the people who read this blog, who have bought tickets for the Apex raffle--it's a truly wonderful thing that you've done.
Now, I'm off to finish reading a wonderful novel about dogs, written by my client, Carl Frederick, which I have high hopes for. (And I get to sit next to the Labrador, Dusty, while I do this.) I don't think life gets much better, at least not for me. =)