Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I've Got Issues

Over on YA Highway they're asking: "what's your numero-uno reason for writing?"

I love to write because I'm restless. I didn't realize it until the Writing Partner called me on it. It's true though: I'm always looking for the next thing.

I've lasted about two years at my last three day jobs, and the timing runs like clockwork. I get antsy. I get bored. There's nothing new to learn and I can feel the seconds of my finite time on this planet ticking away with nothing to show for them.  

With writing, each new idea is a new start. I'm in love with that burst of adrenaline that comes when you know...just KNOW...that you have a great idea. And then you can just sit down and start writing! You don't need anyone's permission! Nobody can stop you!

I think I just discovered that I have a problem with authority. Thanks, YA Highway! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Laini Taylor Makes Me Want To Be A Better Writer

Seriously. Inspiring.

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is easily the best book I've read all year. Lyrical prose that's full of impact without being heavy handed. Characters that I want to befriend and have adventures with. A world that somehow manages to be fantastical, yet grounded.

And now I want blue (or pink!) hair.

Love love love this book. Read it, y'all. That's an order. I do this for your own good.

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