Monday, January 11, 2010
The Wisdom of Authors
I love hanging out with other writers. It feels so validating. (I'm not crazy, I'm just a writer.) YallaPalooza was lots of fun because I got to meet old friends and new authors--and I also picked up some great quotes I thought I'd pass along to the rest of you who may be inflicted with a writing addiction.
"Every revision, you have to make the guy hotter."--Angela Morrison
"The first two chapters of any first draft generally need to be cut."--Aprilynne Pike
"I've worked out a Ninja Replacement Score for novels. It's basically the number of characters that need to be replaced by ninjas to make the book good."--Janni Lee Simner (I did not ask her what my score was.)
And last but not least on the subject of being an author, Carol Snow said, "It beats having a real job."So true, so true.
Here's a picture of me, Janni and Aprilynne--the fairy girls.