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Just felt a sudden urge to add

... that there are, of course, authors who are considered midlist by the PTB, who are in fact making a reasonable living as writers. The gloomy spiral of doom about which one hears rather a lot is not by any means the only fate for a midlist writer.

That, and I think I want to be Tamora Pierce when I grow up.


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Oct. 20th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
I want to be Tamora Pierce, too, but mostly because she's doing a comic book for Marvel. :)
Oct. 20th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
I just ... I just love the way she expresses a very passionate, very feminist fury as if all injustice had only just occurred; as if it was here and now and fresh and not somehow simply politics, position, etc. Her writing is so on point and so vibrant and so Right There.

Although when I think of the one time I shared a panel with her, I now cringe at the whole being-me on that particular day =/

The Marvel comics thing is cool, though.
Oct. 20th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
I know I want to be Tamora Pierce when I grow up.

Oct. 20th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, but you've always shown yourself to be almost profoundly sensible.

When are you and Janni getting into Austin, btw, and do you guys have any free time?
Oct. 21st, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Thursday mid-afternoon, and yes we have free time. Let me consult with Janni as to what she's committed to. You have our emails? (Mine's changed -- new one's on my profile.)

Oct. 20th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Noooooooooo! No! Don't do that!!

I like her books - in fact she was the first fantasy stuff I ever read - but I like yours for your style and hers for hers. If you disappeared and turned into her I would probably cry...

...THEN go buy the books. :-)
Oct. 21st, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
I want to be anyone but a teacher when I grow up. :P

But seriously, I'd just be happy to get a damn book finished (don't ask; A.C. is back on hold because I got tired of pulling my hair out -- tried too much complication and advanced crap for one book, much less a FIRST book) and published.

And to be able to stop being a sub. The teachign thing ain't looking so hot right now either. :P
Oct. 21st, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
I want you to be you. I like you like you. I would miss you if you weren't you.
Oct. 26th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
That, and I think I want to be Tamora Pierce when I grow up.

So, in Cast in Courtlight when Kaylin is meeting with Sanabalis-as-magic-teacher for the first time and she goes on her rant about why learning magic is useless is that a conscious nod to Alanna's speech in Pierce's Alanna: The First Adventure?
Oct. 26th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
Maybe very subconsciously -- I read the book a long time ago. It's more Kaylin's general appreciation for any education that does seem, to her mind, to be of practical use to the Hawks.
Nov. 7th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, where's the list when you say mid-list, high-list?

I don't suppose there's an online copy?
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