Riding the Green Mojo Train to Happy Town! Ow!
Between you and me — and probably anyone who knows her or of her — I think she’s actually a construct of several people…either that, or she doesn’t sleep. If you haven’t heard of her, hop on over and check out her blog. She is scary productive…and not just as a writer either. She’s also a prolific songwriter, she sings, she’s a fantastic cartoonist, she participates in theater, she reads several books a month, she has two jobs, and…well, the list goes on. I’m amazed. Astounded. My jaw’s been stuck on the floor ever since I’ve stumbled across her.
So yesterday, as I posted my shortcomings from last month and then optimistically posted my goals for this month, I felt a bit foolish, thinking that anyone reading it would perceive me as a lot foolish for setting myself up again for another series of disappointments (and making it public). But after reading about all the things the lovely Seanan McGuire manages to accomplish — wow. Maybe my list is a bit underambitious…at least in her world. When I grow up, I want to be that productive and prolific.
I am inspired and excited by people like her. I love to hear about people doing what others say is impossible or ridiculous…and then doing it on a consistent basis. I wish I could be as Type A as she is. God bless her, she must have a hemoglobin blood count of 16 and an extra gland that produces caffeine. I wish her the best of luck in her career, and major good luck with the Campbell Award. I hope she gets that tiara.
Oh, and she has posted a pretty awesome list of her “Fifty Thoughts on Writing.” Definitely worth checking out. Read it, be inspired, and then go write.