|Amber Argyle, author of Witch Song and Christy Dorrity|
Amber is way fun and I feel like I already know her. I think all of us bookish people are that way. I love it when authors are excited and energetic about their books and looking toward the future in publishing, like Amber is.
We had a nice chat and she signed my ARC and gave me a book mark. I gave her a copy of the newspaper article about her.
I told Amber what I've been telling those who ask about my fiction WIP lately, that I'm putting it aside while I work on a non-fiction book proposal. It just about kills me to talk about it and I die a little each time. But it just feels like my ideas need to sit for awhile as I hone my writing skills in other ways. I think it's the right thing to do, but my greatest goal is to be a full time fiction writer.
My biggest pet peeve is when published authors tell me that the first novel I write will be crap. I think I have a pretty great idea for a story and I don't want it to be crap. I think that's why I want to wait a bit and write crappy other things first.
What do you think? Any advice for me? Have any of you felt this way?