Wishing Time

October 18th, 2011 • Kate

tropyIt’s been a wild, crazy couple of days here at the Unfeasible/Implausible household, and I’m afraid my mind’s not completely on publishing business or news (though I was pleased to read Lauren Myracle’s first interview post-NBA controversy with Vanity Fair). So, tangentially related to the question of awards, I’m turning this post over to you: if you could win any award out there, what would it be, and why?

It doesn’t even need to be book related! Just tell me what award you most want to grace your mantel, and what it will be for. I’ll start: a Nobel Peace Prize, for successfully negotiating a lasting accord between the publishing industry and Amazon. Well, or a BAFTA for costume design for the documentary film about my shoe collection.

Your turn!

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6 Responses to “Wishing Time”

  1. Trish Says:

    I'm afraid I'll jinx myself if I say it out loud (or put it in writing)! 😀

  2. Olivia Says:

    Easy: Printz.

  3. Ian Hiatt Says:

    I'm a weird fellow. On my mantel you'll find a replica sword and a glass case with a few signed books in them and random other objects. Also got a couple of sketches of wolves from a nature preserve here in Massachusetts and other wolf related stuff because, hey, I like wolves.

    And while I might treasure an award given by a committee somewhere, or a group of readers or what have you, and it may indeed end up on my mantel, it wouldn't be my most prized award.

    I'm just this side of deluded to hope that, someday, I'll have a book published. And an even further someday from that, I'll have some reader that connects with what I write. And hopefully they'll let me know that some character I wrote or some event I described helped them through a tough time. Whether it's a snail mail, or an e-mail or even a lovely Tweet in all of its 140-character awesomeness, I plan to put that up as a reminder of why I do what I do.

    A little narcissistic. Egotistical, even. But in my little dreamworld of aspiring authorship, that's the only measure of success I care about. I want to know that at least one person was helped by my stories of random and frequently angsty teenagers getting themselves mixed up in some fantastical adventure. Had another author do it to me, so I figure I owe the reading community to try and pay that forward.

  4. anna ormon Says:

    James Beard Award for pizza from my wood-fired pizza oven.

  5. Najela Says:

    Kid’s Choice Award for Best Animated Series.

  6. Rebecca Petruck Says:

    The collar from the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France–basically, queen of pastry in all the WORLD. Also, any kid's choice book award they'll give me.