They are powerful enough to re-route your day, your week, your first appearance at the Texas Book Festival.
I'm going to make this quick, because #1, I'm on medication and I don't trust myself, and #2, this new comfortable office chair is killing my back.
I sent a quick email to Jan, asking her to transform my misfortune to some other Texas Writer's League member's good luck. I offered up my coveted book-signing table to another writer.
Good luck, writers! And if you're close to Austin, stop by the festival with a wad of bills in your pocketbook. Authors, books, book lovers galore! I'll live vicariously through you this year.