Friday, November 03, 2006

So, who' d you like to be?

That is my question to you, my friends.

Who would you like to be for a day? And why?

Anyone, in any time period.

I would like to be John Ringo, one of my favorite authors.

I've always loved to read.
As a matter of fact, even though I can remember not being able to write my own name, I can't remember a time when I was unable to read.
But as vivid as my imagination is in picturing things I read about, I've never been creative enough to write fiction of my own (that's not dreck).
I just don't have those "creative juices" one hears so much about.
So any writer earns my admiration.
But John Ringo is in a class by himself. Not only is he extremely talented, he is also prolific as hell, especially during the winter (as it gets cold, his brain supercharges).
He can knock out an entire manuscript in a number of days.
So, I wonder what it's like to be him, to have characters and plots jostling for supremacy, dialog just waiting to be written, fighting to get out.

Okay, now that I've admitted my embarrassing fan-girl status, let's hear who you secretly (or not-so-secretly) wish you could be.

2 comments:

Dick said...

I'm pretty happy with who I am.

Christina said...

It's not a matter of being unhappy with oneself, but rather indulging in a moment of "what if...?".
Something I enjoy doing quite regularly, it's like daydreaming!