American Christian Fiction Writers. I'll attend some classes, be a part of the deliberations of the Operating Board, attend the Gala where I'll have the privilege of presenting one of the awards, and enjoy visiting with friends and colleagues. And it will all be good except for one thing--I've made an appointment to have a new headshot done while I'm there.
There was a time in my life when I enjoyed being the subject of a photo. But that was long ago, in a galaxy far away. Now, the hair is thinner, the face is fatter, and I've decided that there's no way I'm going to be a contestant on America's Top Model. But it's still a necessity for a writer to have a headshot--a head and shoulders photo for use on book covers, blogs, press releases, and a bunch of other stuff that I had no idea ten years ago would be a part of my life.
I've used the same headshot since starting to write, and I sort of like it. Informal, sitting in front of a computer, with a stethoscope slung around my neck. And for more formal occasions, I use the second one I've posted here. And that should be enough. Right?
Oh, well. The photographer is a very talented lady. If she can't make a silk purse out of this sow's ear, maybe she can at least fashion a better-looking sow's ear. We'll hope so.
How about you? Do you like being the subject of photos? Or are you more comfortable on the other side of the camera?