Why I Love Kelly Link

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 9.648% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

Kelly Link was my first teacher at Clarion, and I adore her with all my heart.  I like her better than I do her writing, and you can only understand what a compliment that is when you realize how much I love her writing.
Anyway, this quote is not from her, but she quotes this in her interview, and it is perhaps the truest thing I’ve ever read about writing a novel:
Deciding to write a novel is like visiting an obscure, half-forgotten and slowly-evaporating planet entirely comprised of swimming pools and deciding that what is needed is… yes, another swimming pool! But, for obscure reasons, a swimming pool that must be built single-handedly from scratch and then filled using only a syringe.
 

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