Thursday, August 20, 2009

Do you ever?

Writing Status - Lick of Frost nearly complete
Mood - Blah
Playing on ipod - Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues

I have to ask. Do any other writers read something so profound they look at their own work and think - "I SUCK!"?

I recently wrapped up The Vampire Queen's Servant and The Mark of the Vampire Queen by Joey W. Hill and I'm awestruck. It's not often I read something that haunts me, but these stories have managed to do just that. Joey's words are not words at all. They are feelings, emotions, and hurts. Each one marks your soul, twining into your heart, before lodging itself violently into your stomach.

It's not easy to read, but damn it, that's why it's so incredible. There are certain elements I abhor in romance/erotica and in this, they are so very fundamental. There is a rawness to the work, a truth most refuse to dig that far into themselves to reveal.

So, yeah. My work blows. This woman, God love her, is what I aspire to be.

Joey, if you ever read this (and even if you don't), you are MY religion.


Historical Writer/Editor said...

Jaime, you have a gift in being able to get an idea across with words. Trust me, you don't suck.