Thursday, August 25, 2005

Sometimes the world gets it right.

Oh you know what I mean. There are some authors whose success seems almost incomprehensible. You don't like their books, their attitude or their approach. But the accolades, the sales, the bestsellers just keep on rolling in.

You congratulate them, because, dammit, writing's hard work and that anyone succeeds is a good thing. You mean those congratulations, but the cheers come out between slightly clenched teeth.

We're only human.

Then there are the people you love, writing books that you enjoy more than some of the ones you buy in the bookstores. They plug away for years, and seem to get nowhere.

It's all wrong.

But sometimes, just sometimes, the world gets it right.

Someone has a big success and you love their writing, and would happily spend time in their company. They're clever, monstrously talented, hardworking, generous of spirit and darn good fun.

Is there anything better than that?

Go and congratulate Beth - she just sold two more books to Medallion, and three to HQN.

(Yes, I know this reads like a huge suck-up. Tough. I like it when good stuff happens to good people. Live with it. ;-) )


At 1:01 am, Anonymous Michelle said...

Me, too! So happy for Beth. Thanks for sharing her news. :)

At 9:15 pm, Anonymous Danica said...

I've always liked it that you are so happy for the success of others.


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