Monday, September 21, 2009

a little lovin'

I got my proof copy of Ordinary World last week and have been busy reading it looking for typos, etc. I'm not sick of it yet, which is a good thing. Quite the contrary, actually. I love this book. I love it for entirely different reasons than why I love Faking It. Even though it's a sequel, it has so much more depth and complexity than Faking It. These characters have grown. Andi has a lot more to worry about than what she's wearing or what people think of her. And while it's not as lighthearted as Faking It, it's got its funny moments. I hate to be so cliche, but it's an "I laughed, I cried" novel.

It's a great thing to be pleased w/ one's writing. Mind you, there are parts of Faking It that I read and think I could've done better, but it was my first novel, and given that I think it still came out great. But dare I say, Ordinary World is better.

Be proud of the work you do, writers. The awards and accolades may not come your way as quickly as you'd like, but your biggest fan needs to be you. If you don't like what you write or why you write, you can't ask anyone else to.

I can't wait for you all to read Ordinary World. I hope you'll like it as much as I do.

P.S. Check out my good friend Roberto Scarlato's new book For What It's Worth!


Elspeth Antonelli said...

Glad to read that you're giving yourself a well-deserved pat on the back! If we are our own harshest critic then surely our approval must mean something.

Be proud. Have cake!


Elisa said...

Thanks, Beth -- I'm having some cake right now!

Rob said...

Thanks for the mention, Elisa. Man, didn't think you'd buy it that fast. But I'm glad you did. Please email to tell me your favorite stories. Good luck with Ordinary worlds. Can't wait to buy it.


Elisa said...

No problem, Rob -- you've been so supportive of me, and I wanted to return the favor. I may not get to read it right away, but as soon as I do I'll share my thoughts.

Jemi Fraser said...

What a lovely post! It's such a nice thing to hear an author discussing the enjoyment she gets from her own material. Awesome :)

Elisa said...

Thank you, Jemi, and thanks for taking the time to both read the blog and post a comment!