I'm very excited to find that my dear friend, Thaddeus Brighton has returned to the Blogosphere! He was the assistant to an author friend of mine, and I've always adored him. He's tons of fun, especially for us fashion girls. You can visit him here. Welcome back, Thaddeus! What else am I up to? Well, I'm supposed to be writing, but I'm just starting a new book, which is always excruciating for me, so I admit I've been a bit slow about it. I love the premise for this story, and love my heroine and my hero is hotttttt, but I'm always so afraid of doing it wrong that I can't bear to get beyond the idea of a new story swirling around in my head. Does that make me neurotic? Of course, most writers I know are just as neurotic as I am. Or close, anyway. I think it comes with the territory. I was researching writing quotes recently for an article I'm writing. There are a few which pretty much sum up what writing is like for me:
"The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have a mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a bunch of happy chuckleheads. " ~William Styron
“People on the outside think there's something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn't like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that's all there is to it.” ~Harlan Ellison
"If I'm trying to sleep, the ideas won't stop. If I'm trying to write, there appears a barren nothingness. ~Carrie Latet
Yeah, we're a neurotic bunch. Anyway, enough whining... Otherwise, I'm looking forward to the upcoming writer's conferences: RT (Romantic Times) in April and the RWA conference in July. I'm already registered and planning and making costumes for the RT parties, which I'm having way too much fun with. I've spent the last several days simply making fairy wings! I know, I know, I should have been writing. I'm going to write right now. I swear. I really am. Perhaps after I have some of those chocolate-covered pretzels I bought yesterday. And doesn't my toilet need scrubbing...?