Meeting Lauren Oliver
Come Sunday, I journeyed to Makati, had lunch at Heaven and Eggs, watched The Hunger Games (the awesomeness of which will be discussed in another post), and made my way to Powerbooks in Greenbelt. I got there just in time to catch a snippet of the interview and eagerly stood in line to have my book signed.
As I was chatting with fellow event attendees, I thought I had my introduction perfected. I imagined myself confidently going up to the table with my speech. I would introduce myself as a fellow author whose debut novel would be released in May. Oh, if only the plans in my head actually manifest in real life.
The moment I stood in front of Lauren Oliver and she looked up at me with those gray-green eyes my brain short-circuited. My introduction turned to gibberish. And I was reduced to a blubbering puddle of admiration. I turned from author to fangirl in the second it took for Lauren Oliver to smile at me. How useless was I?
Anyway, I managed to exchange a couple of less than "stalkery" conversation, got her signature, and took a photo with her. All in all, I wasn't escorted out of the premises by security. I consider it a success.
Note to self:
1. Must gain more self-confidence.
2. Become more comfortable in front of other people.
3. Try not to talk too much when nervous.