Thursday, March 27, 2008
Meeting the "Greats"
Probably the funnest part about getting into writing has been meeting the writers I have looked up to for years, and meeting new and wonderful writers who inspire me. Here is a picture from The LTUE conference I went to. This is Jessica Day George (Dragon Slippers) Gail Carson Levine (Ella Enchanted) and Orson Scott Card (Enchantment). Plus a bunch of other wonderful books that take you to amazing worlds. These are some of the masters of fantasy and it was an honor to be in their presence. I guess you could call me a writer wannabe! Meeting these people is not only inspiring, it is just plain fun F-U-N!
Scott is one of the smartest people I have ever met, Jessica one of the funniest, and Gail one of the most down to earth. But saying all that, I am a little scared. I want to get published, I would love to see a book of mine in print, but what would I do if I actually had to entertain people? I am not super social, I mean hello, it took me over a year to even talk to my best friend enough to realize how much we had in common, and we were together every Sunday for two hours with nothing but little kids around. I only met my husband because two friends pulled me across the street and held me in place while they knocked on his door. If it wasn't for them I would probably had just continued to watch him out the window for several more years until he eventually moved away.
So I guess even the things we want come at a price. But if the price is more opportunities to hang out with brilliant people such as this, I guess I can overcome any fear. I mean, in a way I already have because I have the opportunity of associating with you Great and Brilliant people every day! So thanks for helping me out of my shell!