Wednesday, December 14, 2005

22, sad, and no bestseller :(

Since I have a love for magical book series, particularly in the children's section, a friend recommended the Inheritance trilogy to me. It's written by Christopher Paolini. The first book is Eragon and the second, Elder, just recently came out. I have been reading it and enjoying it but I must say it has managed to make me sad. I'm not finished yet but I glimpsed at the back page to read about the author. He's 21(at least he was when Eragon came out) and he already has a New York Times Bestseller.
It's rather depressing to think about the fact that I am past 21 and do not have a best seller. I know I should not compare myself to others but it's rather hard not to sometimes.


Shawna said...

You know Ashley, I do that for everything...even things I'm not interested in. The Olympics does it to me every year. "She's 12 and has a gold medal! What have I done?" If you want we can watch them together this year and feel inadequate together. : P

Ashley said...

The Olympics make me feel the same way too. I'd love to watch them with you and not be alone with my feelings of inadequacy. Thanks!

I wonder though, do you think the 12 year old gold medalist ever thinks she hasn't accomplished enough?

Shawna said...

Probably, those kids are freaks. It takes a freak to win a gold medal or write a book by 22.