October 9, 2004

We interrupt the CRAPULENCE to say:

Holy screaming CRAP but I AM ON AMAZON!

Somehow being on a VIRTUAL bookstore is making the book seem REAL. How weird is that? I am TOTALLY having a bunch of delicious kittens. I am practically shooting delicious kittens ACROSS THE ROOM I am SO pleased.


This will change soon, one assumes, but RIGHT NOW it says the book is scheduled to be released on December 31st, 1969. WOW, apparently I wrote the book as a FETUS! MAN but I am good! 1969 release! How many writers do you know who have written a book WHILE BEING A FETUS???!? Just the logistics of getting a computer up into the WOMB are TOO HORRIFYING TO CONSIDER. And yet! I managed! YAY ME! And um --- YAY my MOM, that's COMMITMENT to your child's success, lemme tell ya!

Also, my first Amazon review has already been written by my brother who HAS NOT EVEN READ THE BOOK YET. Since he will not be posting it on actual Amazon, I shall post it here for your enjoyment:

Big G, little g, what begins with g?

Startling and intimately evocative, bound with pathos, yet exotic and
labyrinthine, "gods in Alabama" sets a new high watermark for American
fiction. Freshman author Joshilyn Jackson has instantly revealed herself to be the America's Favorite of tomorrow. This reviewer read the book twice in a single sitting. I keep it handy for reference, or a simple caress, at all times and, such an impression has been made on my psyche, that I cannot bear the idea of being physically parted from my copy. My typing finger is paralyzed by impotence as I seek in vain for the hyperestimatous adjectives fit to praise the merits of this work. I know that James Joyce gnashes his teeth in hell at the literary shadow cast by the appearance of this marvelous book. 5 Stars plus 2.

Can you tell I used to work in PR?
Your Brother

I give him 50 points for the use of hyperestimatous and a farther 300 points for being so. darn. cool.

Posted by joshilyn at October 9, 2004 7:23 AM

..once again dropping in on my life for a few days before I am off again to the wilds of New York.

Absolutely feeling compelled to correct those of us out there who have not yet come to the realization of the eternal and irrefutable truth of my previous comments concerning one Joshilyn Jackson and one Miguel De Cervantes.

Joss titled Sept ??? blog; "In which I brag on my older brother even though he ruined my life."
Cervantes wrote, "In which the history of the famous Princess Micomicoma continues..."

Again in Sept., Joss--"Behold the power of soy and Scwharz..."
Cervantes--"Regarding the strange manner in which
Don Quixote of La Mancha was enchanted."

Ahem, a third, if you must...Joss--"In which I heartily repent"
Cervantes--" In which the accounts of our knight's misfortunes continues."

I rest my case...I cannot believe that any of this is coincidence. Has anyone ever seen both Joss and Miguel together at the same time? I'm betting not...


Posted by: #3 at October 9, 2004 9:49 AM

Oh, I thought it was enough to just admire Joshilyn from afar and wonder at her JCO-like prolificness, but now I realize there is scandal to be had. May we have pictures of your children, please, so that we may see if they bear any likeness to Cervantes??

Posted by: Mir at October 9, 2004 9:55 AM

3! So pleased to see you have emerged from Florida unscathed!
Mir. Do not encourage him. He's very dangerous, he says, and only doesn't kill people by sheer fluke. I am skeptical, having remained deteminedly unkilled. But still. He SAYS.

Posted by: Joshilyn at October 9, 2004 10:34 AM

Ah, Mir...thank you for you kind words and keen insights.

Remember..."methinks the lady doeth protest too much,..?"

I think an appropriate modern translation might be, "the guilty dog barks first."


Posted by: #3 at October 9, 2004 11:07 AM

Oh, but there is a metaphor in the works here just waiting to be born. I can't overlook it! First we have the offspring of JCO and a chicken, yielding Joss. Then we have HER offspring, with Cervantes. If we can work another animal in here, it'll be brilliance of a heretofore unknown scale!

Posted by: Mir at October 9, 2004 8:21 PM

And for the fourth graders among us, and you know who you are, an approprtiate translation of #3's comment would be "he who smelt it, dealt it".

Posted by: Mr. Husband at October 10, 2004 7:51 AM

Dear Mir,

I believe you are right...perhaps a detailed examination of the entire lineage; beginning with Cervantes and his offspring, (human or otherwise), might be in order.

When beginning a long journey such as this there is simply no telling what direction it may take...
But in the interest of literature, (and science), I think we dare not fail.

Posted by: #3 at October 10, 2004 3:23 PM

Added it to my wishlist!!

Posted by: Heather at October 10, 2004 4:44 PM

..writing from the fetus?? Creepy, yet way cool.

Posted by: Lee at October 12, 2004 7:21 PM