WHAT’S THE OPPOSITE OF THE BLUE FUNK?

Riding the Green Mojo Train to Happy Town!  Ow!

Well, that and discovering that someone like Seanan McGuire exists…who just so happens to be up for this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

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.

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