Friday, July 24, 2009
You know how people say that there are only like twenty ideas in the world and writers are just regurgitating the same ideas in new ways? (I know, gross imagery there) I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that, but I want you to meet the girl who has no need for regurgitation. Natalie. She constantly amazes me with the unique and different ideas that come out of her brain. I’m seriously jealous.
She is a Young Adult Fantasy writer who not only comes up with interesting ideas, but usually writes them into full length novels in about a month. She’s my never-ending source of entertainment. Yes, you should be upset if you don’t get to beta for her and I am laughing smugly that I do.
So we’ve already established she’s a genius, but she is also an amazing artist. I even got the privilege of having her draw one of my main characters. She generally does a sketch a week and posts them every Saturday on her site. They’re awesome.
She is one of the hardest working writers I know. She has been working with a certain agent (who has obviously seen her genius) for a while now and everything he throws at her she handles with grace and determination.
I love this girl. She is sweet, fun, smart, knows what she wants, and I’m glad I’ve gotten to know her over the past nine months. We are very similar in a lot of ways. We're both insanely obsessive about pretty much everything we do. When I talk to her I feel I'm talking to someone who understands me in a way not a lot of people do.
Just a few tidbits about Natalie: *she loves dance dance revolution (and it shows, she’s a hottie) *she drives a car she’s named Red Velvet *she loves the color orange *she’s going to send me the rest of her book immediately *she not only writes about ninjas, but cyborgs too *she’s just plain awesome
Now, to continue on with my posts of embarrassment, Jenni James is on for Monday. Oh, and for those of you who don't know what I'm doing, I'm writing a little bit about what I know or learned about each of the girls I got to spend the weekend with at a retreat.