I’m going to be honest. Today’s blog post is basically an excuse for me to talk more about how much I loved, and envied, my dear friend’s (and soon-to-be-ex colleague) dramatic interpretation of analyzing a query letter. It is called Query Snark: A Play in One Act, and it reveals the ridiculousness of the querying process through the work of The Beatles. It’s the combination of these two things that make me jealous I didn’t think of it first, so all I can do now is share it with as many people as I can and reluctantly attribute its credit to her.
But, of course, it also got me thinking of what else I envy, creatively speaking. I don’t mean in the sense that I wish I had the idea for The Da Vinci Code so I could make tons of money, though that would have been nice. For example, one of my favorite authors is Kelly Link. If I had to place her in a genre, I guess it would be “magical realism,” but let’s put labels aside for now. Kelly Link, to me, represents the perfect combination of wit, fantasy, pop culture, and an “under 40” appeal that still sounds wise beyond its years. She is how I would write if I had the talent; therefore, she tops my list of “Dah! If only I could’ve written that!”
What out there have you read (or watched) that made you say that? I know I went with an entire author, but that’s only because I can’t even count the number of lines, paragraphs, or even word choices that I’ve read and thought, simply, yes.