But my Spartan conscious tells me to get to work or he'll stab me with his pointy sword, so I'll just throw up some links and then disconnect my computer, tie myself to my chair, and type like mad.
First link: From Maureen Johnson's blog, about how muses aren't that great, actually.
Second link: Have you read The Book Thief yet? If not, you'd better read it before I send my Spartan after you! It's one of the best books ever written--seriously. I wept, I laughed, I wept some more. Anyway, Yapping about YA has an interview with the author, Marcus Zusak, who I totally have a literary crush on.
I guess I had more prospects than him when I was nineteen, but I didn’t really feel like it. I at least knew what I wanted, and that was to be a writer…That was when I was in my very valuable (in hindsight) failure stage, where I couldn’t finish anything, where I was aiming too far out of reach. What I didn’t realize is that I was struggling to find my own style.