there’s a wonderful interview with Alan Moore, mostly known for his faboo graphic novel Watchmen, here.
while it starts off talking about artists there’s a LOT of good advice here for writers and pretty well anyone who works in the creative arts – again, it all comes back down to doing what you love and if it makes you money that’s great… but if not then don’t try to rework yourself to fit into what you see as successful because in the end it doesn’t make it work.
meanwhile I’m about to finish off the third draft of “What God and Cats Know” and now it’s time to start working on the query letter and seeing if I can get a legitimate publisher this time. Been burned twice and getting very cynical about the entire industry because, as of late, it seems that the inmates are running the asylum and it’s more a case of who you know rather than what’s good making it onto the shelves. True, Terry Brooks said in one of his books that it’s all a matter of luck but I’d like to think that I’m a pretty lucky broad.
and Lord… I’m dying for the Watchmen movie. And for Iron Man 2.
and for more Middleman. Gotta get me one of those Jolly Fats Wehawken Temp Agency tshirts. Seriously.