Some of us love experiencing new things, while some of us (okay…me) prefer the comfort of the familiar.
When my best friend told me on the bus to school that her dad had bought this machine that played something called “video tapes”—movies that you could watch at home!— insisting that this was going to be the next big thing, I was like:
“That’s STUPID. No one is going to sit around and watch movies at home when you can just go to the theater at the mall instead.”
About a decade later another friend got a job helping to design the graphics for this thing she called a “website” that was going to be on something called “the Internet.” She insisted THIS was going to be the next big thing. I was like:
“That’s STUPID. It’s cool that you’re working for the Gap, but no one is going to buy clothes from a computer when they can just go to the mall instead.”
What I learned from these experiences is that while preferring the comfort of the familiar is fine, change is almost always good (especially when it’s technology related), and should be embraced.
Take this blog, for instance.
When my editor, Abby McAden (the one who bought The Princess Diaries way back when no other publishing house wanted it) said I should start writing a “blog,” I was like:
“What’s a blog?”
See? I didn’t say it was stupid (well…not to her face).
And I did it! This blog has lasted almost SEVEN YEARS, way longer than almost any other author’s (according to my totally unscientific survey).
And now this blog has gotten the makeover it deserves, in the form of a fabulous glossy magazine-like look!
(You know how I can’t resist a magazine. But please don’t take your computer with you into the bathtub in order to read this blog.)
But don’t worry, those of you who still crave the familiar: along with tons of new content, everything you loved about my old site is still here!
See? Change is good!
You know there will always be more later.
P.S. If you have any questions or comments about the new site, you can contact the admin using the link at the bottom of the page.