Last weekend, while at LTUE (the science fiction / fantasy symposium in Utah) there was a moment when I stopped in the hall to chat with some friends and eat a snack. While I was there, Jeff Savage (aka J. Scott Savage) stopped to socialize with us.
Me: Dude, you’ve had so much success recently. Word on the street is that you’ll be publishing six books in 2013.
Him: Yes, it’s a lot in one year. That’s why I’m taking 2012 to sleep and see my family.
Me: And yet, you’re here, teaching the rest of us how it’s done.
Him: I figure I need to grow an extra set of wings to help me get to heaven. *looks at me* By now, you’re probably growing wings, too.
Me: So that’s what those knots are in my back! *moment of realization*
What Jeff didn’t know: for the past two months, I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and a massage therapist because of two annoyingly painful knots between my shoulder blades. (True story.)
In a moment of absolute clarity, I realized that Jeff was right. I AM growing wings. (Wonder why my chiropractor didn’t notice?) They’re coming in fast. And by dang, it won’t be too much longer before I learn how to fly.
Watch out writing world. I’m not just planning to break through the wall. I’m going to knock it down.
Thanks, LTUE peeps, for a fantabulous, inspiring weekend. That is all.