Yesterday I had lunch with a new friend, Elyse. We had such a good time. (I should mention that Elyse liked my book, so that of course made me a fan of her immediately.)
This morning I got an email yesterday from my dear friend C. C is one of those people who have more creativity in a single hair on their head than most people will experience in an entire lifetime. C can't do anything - grow a plant, hang a curtain, paint a wall - without turning it into a sensory/artistic experience.
But C is trying to finish a book and she was looking, not to mince words, for someone to give her a kick in the ass. (Something I am always happy to provide as my friends will tell you.)
Here's my thought on that. Both Elyse and C are people whose interests radiate out in dozens of directions. For Elyse it's books and movies and TV and...well, it's not for nothing that they call her the Pop Culture Nerd. For C...well, C is the classic Shiny Object Syndrome person - if it sparkles, glitters, has a texture or pretty color, C has to make something out of it.
I have no doubt at all that these two have books waiting to burst forth from them. It's just that there is so very much else they want to do as well, and the world is just going to have to wait a little longer to see what they are cooking up. And meanwhile, we get to enjoy their glorious excess.
Elyse likes books as much as I do...