Rolling Back to Start

Also known as "supercallifragalisticexpialla–CRAP!"


Somehow, when I imagined contributing to Susie's Blog Party, I was expecting to pick something more demonstrative of my writing skill. Something that says, "I'm a twenty-eight year old novelist and I'm proud of it! Despite not having a regular job. And stuff." But this jumped into my lap, so why not?


I finally got my ass in gear and applied for season three of King of the Nerds. I didn't apply for last season, because I saw all the brilliant minds competing alongside my darling Moo (including Moo!) during season one and thought, "I can't keep up with them!" But balls-to-the-wall and fiddle-dee-dee: here I am. Without a video camera, no less.

Like most reality/competition shows, you have to have a paper application and a video. When I did the emailed summary/pre-bio the other day…I don't know. I thought I had time to hunt up a video camera and compose something before they needed it? I wasn't expecting them to come back and say, "Awesome. We're meeting with the network on Wednesday. Can you have something ready for the pitch?"

Uhh…*mouth hangs open stupidly*

I didn't count on being included in a network meeting. Like…ever. When it came to dealing with Hollywood bigshots, I thought it would be after I had a wildly successful novel and an agent to represent my interests with a movie studio. You know…somewhere down the road when I'm thirty-five and am…*counts on her fingers*…twelve books in?

Much as I'd like to be included in a network meeting–the first, no less–there is simply no way I can pull it off by Wednesday. I've already checked with my best guy friend and my neighbor and neither of them have a camera. I'm still waiting to hear back from my former-babysitter-turned mentor. Her father is an electronics junkie, so if anyone has a camera lying around, it's him. Even if he doesn't, I'm sure Sherrill and I could cobble something up by the June deadline (hell, before the end of the month, I'd prefer!) and record it with the video function on my tablet.

Now I just have to come up with something that doesn't make me pale in comparison to all the (pardon the generalization) rocket scientists and comic/gaming nerds they've had on board so far…

14 responses

  1. Susie sent me over – best of luck with this. Looks like a great opportunity!

    21 Apr 2014 at 4:34 pm

    • Thank you! Just your screen name makes me want to look at your blog. đŸ˜€

      21 Apr 2014 at 5:47 pm

  2. How super cool are you????
    What a great opportunity! You have to go for it girl! Just rent one at a shop somewhere and throw something together. How do you compete?

    Thanks for bringing this link to the party! I hope you have fun clicking on links and meeting the guests!

    21 Apr 2014 at 5:14 pm

    • Thank you!

      Ahh, no money to rent with, Suz! I turned in a bio/summary of why I wanted to be on the show and they sent me an email back saying, “Could you have something ready by Wednesday?” with the paper app and the guidelines for making my video. I have no idea where to begin…the “Moo” I mentioned is Dr. Moogega Cooper of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. How can I compete against that?!

      21 Apr 2014 at 5:51 pm

      • OMG! I get it now. Do your bio with a cell phone!

        21 Apr 2014 at 8:33 pm

      • I don’t have a smartphone anymore. That’s why we’re talking about recording it with a tablet. Or maybe Sherrill’s cell. (She has a Galaxy S4.)

        21 Apr 2014 at 10:13 pm

      • Excellent! Good luck!

        23 Apr 2014 at 11:00 am

  3. milqdudz

    I love King of the Nerds. Please don’t give up. this would make you, by far, the coolest person on my planet. Do you have a local college with a film or television program? Students are anxious (and often in a hurry) to do cool stuff. Forge on nerd queen!

    Btw, Susie sent me.

    21 Apr 2014 at 6:52 pm

    • It’s not always Facebook that needs a like button. đŸ˜€

      Oh no, I’m not going to quit…I just can’t make the Wednesday deadline. Too short of a notice. The video instructions say I have until June 12 to get it in, but–as I said in the post–I’d like to be able to wrap by the end of the month. I just have to get Sherrill on board and we’ll get started.

      Besides, I wouldn’t want to disappoint Moo. I ♥ Moo. ^_^

      21 Apr 2014 at 6:58 pm

  4. Susie sent me. Good luck!

    21 Apr 2014 at 8:44 pm

    • Thank you!

      21 Apr 2014 at 10:17 pm

  5. Go you! What an awesome opportunity.

    21 Apr 2014 at 9:20 pm

    • Thanks, Doc! I appreciate it!

      21 Apr 2014 at 10:17 pm

  6. I have no idea what you just wrote… but Susie sent me so I clicked Like… plus you’re damn cute. Now, I’ll go read something else you have written.

    21 Apr 2014 at 11:24 pm