Tonight at #Wits, I decided to tune in while I was cleaning out my closet. I was mesmerized listening to Neil Gaiman speak on his fantastic novel, “American Gods.” He told stories from his childhood and hiding behind the couch while watching DR WHO. It dawned on me that we are who we were. Our hopes, fears, and dreams are what made us choose our adventures up to this moment. So I tweeted…
I’m a big believer that if we bring WHO we are to the table, we are more genuine, brilliant and human than hiding any of our weaknesses or strengths. The chat continued and all of a sudden I looked to the person next to me and said, “Oh no… my quote… has be re-attributed.” Neil Gaiman is a word-genuis, so until I saw columns and columns of the quote being tweeted, (not retweeted,) I didn’t worry. Then, I scrolled down. Over 200+ tweets. As an author, my words are like my children. I know Neil would understand. So I sent out a brief message.
Someone caught that I originally had said the quote. She was familiar and when I opened her profile on Twitter I gasped. Hayley Williams: Superstar Extraordinaire. had apologized for attributing the original quote. Seriously. And then she told me she was going to dinner. I invited her to Minneapolis, (because we rock.) And then? I started talking about the NY Marriage debate.
And it was a moment, like running into your ex-boyfriend while wearing sweatpants and smeared mascara; I didn’t know what to say. Not wanting to make a big deal about it, I thought about not saying anything at all, but I did. So that’s the time one of my favorite rockstars tweeted me and when I was floored by Neil Gaiman’s brilliance on Twitter.
Update: I am proud to say that today, my website was a #NeilWebFail and I’m utterly honored. Two fantastic and brilliant people chatted with me in one week. I’m going to be on a high for years!