A lot of you guys have been emailing me to get the details on my book. There isn't too much to tell yet. I've spoken with a couple of publishers. They're looking at my proposal and deciding if my book will be a good fit with their publishing house. Within the next few weeks, I expect I'll have some offers from one or more of them. Then my agent will go through the offers and figure out which one is the best for me. I did learn something interesting though. The earliest my book will be out is fall of 2008. That's the EARLIEST! Crazy, huh? It's even crazier because I've almost finished writing it! Who knew that the books we buy in the bookstore were written at least a year or two before they went on sale? The good news is - when I finish up this book in another couple weeks or so, I can start on my second book! :)
Anyway, that's where my book stands now. I'll be sure and let you know when I sign with a publisher in the next couple months or so.
My daughter brought home a list of common and not so common fears the other day that I'd like to share with you.
First off - I'm not making fun of anyone who actually has one of more of these fears. Everyone's afraid of something. These are just more uncommon than most and I find some of the names humorous. (Yes, it's sad that I have to preface my post with this disclaimer, but I just know someone's going to comment that I'm a horrible, cruel person for making fun of those who are afraid of air or something.)
Ephebiphobia - fear of teenagers
I think I might have a touch of this.
Geniophobia - fear of chins
Avoid Jay Leno if you suffer from this affliction.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - fear of long words
Anyone else see the irony in this? How do you think patients feel every time they see their diagnosis?
Mycophobia - fear of mushrooms
After seeing the Dirty Jobs episode where they showed how mushrooms are grown in poop, I may just develop this fear.
Optophobia - fear of opening one's eyes
Must make driving pretty difficult.
Pantophobia - fear of everything
Man, that would sure stink.
Pentheraphobia - fear of mother-in-law
Phobophobia - fear of phobias
Guess the profession of psychologist is out for these folks.
Scolionophobia - fear of school
I think a lot of kids have this one.
Technophobia - fear of technology
Oh yeah - this one fits me too. In fact, I kinda fear people who don't fear technology too.
Telephonophobia - fear of telephones
I only have this fear when my bills are overdue
Tocophobia - fear of pregnancy or childbirth
I have definitely developed this one!
Zemmiphobia - fear of the great mole rat
Seriously? There are enough people with this fear that they had to give it a name?
Xanthophobia - fear of the color yellow
What do these people do when they pee?
I think I've come up with some more. These should definitely be added to the list of phobias.
Styrophobia - the fear of styrofoam
Uncomfyshoephobia - fear of pointy-toed shoes
Flushophobia - the fear that one of the kids has just flushed a toy down the toilet
Scalophobia - fear of looking at your bathroom scale while standing on it
Pajamaphobia - the fear that someone will see you dropping your kids off at school in your pajamas
So, what's your biggest fear?
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