Oh, man, is The Famous Author nervous. Thursday afternoon, a real famous author named Dennis Lehane will critique my third adventure, BIG MOJO, in front of 12 other fiction students at Writers in Paradise. TFA is certain that Mr. Lehane will tell him the novel sucks, that he can't write a lick, and he should go back to whatever he was doing before.
I think TFA might be obsessing because he's such a fan of Lehane's. Me, I figure the author of MYSTIC RIVER, GONE BABY GONE, and other great novels will fall in love with me like everybody else. I mean, what's not to like? I'm cute. I'm funny. I'm smart, and I'm very modest.
So if Lehane doesn't like me, let him drink Drano.