Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Appeal to mystery author.

Dear Sir,

When I met you recently I asked you how you dealt with your desire to be creative and you replied "therapy." You asked me if I was struggling with the same thing and I said that I was. I told you I'd recently quit my job and you were more happy for me than my own family was. You knew (and even said) that the job was killing my soul. I used to tell people that I died a little every time I went there. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to respond to me beyond answering my silly question and I hope that, if you agree to an interview, you will allow me to help spread the news about you and your work.

Many thanks!

Am I still there?

Things sure have been quiet around the old web site lately, huh? I wish I could say that things are just ever-so exciting that I haven't had a chance to post, but who am I kidding? I'm just boring.

I did put out call to interview one of my favorite authors, but that has yet to materialize. What's the phrase? "Keep hope alive!" I dunno. Maybe I should stick with "Why me?"

Motivation has always been a key component that I seem to only find in short spurts. I find that I can feel motivation very quickly -- I mean I'm talking about a fleeting instant of motivation and then it's gone. Strange thing is, I feel like I could do just about anything in those instances. My wildest dreams can come true and all the books I'd love to write can be written and my life will be so much better...in those instances. A second or two a couple times a year is all I seem to get. Sure, sometimes I can muster up a few minutes. I'll be able to think and write and get things done, but it never lasts. Maybe it's not motivation. Maybe it's fear.

They say that writers write because they don't know any other way. They have to do it. I think about writing all the time because I have to, but doing it takes something I fear I don't have: ability.

Oh, and for no good reason...here's a picture of me (about 50 lbs. ago) with the Publisher of DC Comics, Mr. Paul Levitz:

Feel free to Google around to find out who "Patty Jeres" is. She's keen!