In searching for quotes for new Laini's Ladies, I tend to find lots of wonderful quotes that wouldn't make good Laini's Ladies, but are nevertheless inspiring or profound or witty. Here's a good one relevant to something we were talking about lately, which was: the challenge of keeping at a manuscript after the initial honeymoon stage has passed.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily."
- Zig Ziglar
Love it. I firmly believe that it is part of the daily work of writing to constantly re-inspire ourselves on the work at hand. It IS possible. Virtually any finished novel is a testament to that because you better believe that other writers struggle too. Just, some struggle and give up and watch TV instead, and others struggle and persevere.
On the subject of quotes, do you have any favorites you'd like to see on a Laini's Lady? I'm currently searching.
So. Cool news: Brilliance Audio has purchased audio rights to Lips Touch! YAYy!!!!!! I can't WAIT to hear it! They also did the Silksinger audio, which we just received in the mail. I've only listened to a little of it so far, but it sounds great. It's so exciting to hear one's own audiobook, to hear one's own words given new life by a super-talented actor. Hurray!
Yesterday Jim and Clementine and I went shopping, and I found a dress for the National Book Awards dinner. I wouldn't begin to know how to describe the style or fabric because I just don't speak that language, in spite of watching Project Runway lots of times! But I am capable of describing the color, which is gun-metal gray with a shimmer-sparkle of blue. I still need to get shoes (oh darn), and I wouldn't mind a big chunky necklace of some sort. I also found a knit dress for the night before, when all 20 finalists do a reading at the New School (this event is open to the public, by the way; tickets are $10, but I don't know if it's sold out yet). (And I think that there will also be an event at Books of Wonder on the 16th, for the 5 finalists in my category.)
There were a ton of kids dressed up and trick-or-treating at the stores. Speaking of trick-or-treating, check out this awesome Magpie:
She's totally got the attitude!
Have a great day!!