This article was originally posted on Playboy.com on May 30, 2017, but a site revamp in 2019 shifted this to their archives. The original article can be found here or copied below:
Yesterday was the Men’s 10m Platform Synchronized Diving event at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest. Which, if you’ve read Heels Over Head, you’ll know is a Pretty Big Deal. I was streaming the finals at my desk, and even though neither the Americans or the Brits got a medal, it will still a great competition! (And of course there’s still the 10m Individual!)
So I wanted to share a short and sweet interlude, imagining if Brandon and Jeremy were at Worlds this week. This is unedited, cavity-inducing, and contains bonus Tom Daley! (If you don’t know who Tom is, google him. You’re welcome.)
NOTE: this short contains spoilers for Heels Over Head, so you definitely shouldn’t read it unless you’ve read the book. (Also, no, it doesn’t answer that Lingering Question at the end of HOH… that’s another story which will be coming later this year.)
I wrote a post over at Open Ink’s Perspectives blog about the things I wish I’d been told when I first got offered a publishing contract:
If I could go back in time, I’d tell myself three simple things:
1. Stop procrastinating. No, seriously. Deadlines come faster than you’d think.
2. You will feel like a fraud at least three times a day. You’re not.
3. It’s okay to say ‘no’.
The post is titled Learning to Say No. Go check it out!