I got my very first actual phone call from a publisher today. And I was not at home. Of COURSE.
I'm still excited, though. This call was from the people who are going to publish the YA anthology in which my third-prize-winning short story will be included. So, no matter how you look at it, it's cool. Except that she said she's going to call back tomorrow afternoon, when I already KNOW I'm not going to be home. But I think this is a good enough reason to change our answering machine message, don't you? I'll just stay glued to my cell phone all afternoon. In fact, I think I'll just go charge it now, just in case. (It's old and retarded and runs out of juice now after, like, two phone calls. One call, if it's my mom.)