I got something published and people can reference my work! OMG. I recieved the book yesterday – which was a total surprise as I was expecting it in May. So lo and behold I opened the package and found it staring me in the face. Flip open to the table of contents and there is my chapter, listed. And I am solo author! So what does any newly published academic do?
Ah, it is very exciting and the reality is sinking in very slowly but surely! I mean, people can cite me (as follows):
Javier, E. (2010). The Foreign-ness of Native Speaking Teachers of Colour. In D. Nunan and J. Choi (Eds). Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity. Routledge. pp. 97-102.
It’s almost weird seeing my name in that form as it doesn’t seem like me. Or rather am I now part of that group, one of those hundreds of faceless authors that university students and academics look up. It is a rather strange view to see oneself in.
To be honest once the initial excitement settled down (a bit) I found myself getting very nervous about the fact that