So, I’m going to kick off our Why We’re Not As Cool As You Originally Thought series, where each LTWF member will post about what REALLY happens in their day-to-day life. I actually wrote this post for a similar series when I was in the Elevensies—and also did something similar on my blog about what it’s really like to revise/rewrite a manuscript…
Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for other LTWF members’ posts! Next Wednesday, Sammy Bina will be posting about what her awesomely awesome life is REALLY like. Enjoy!
Why We’re Not As Cool As You Originally Thought:
Sarah J. Maas
I’m not going to pretend that my life is anything but average. In fact, I think that’s probably why I write epic fantasy. There definitely aren’t any dragons lurking around Los Angeles (though I hope I’m wrong!), and the closest I’ve ever come to meeting a Crown Prince is sitting next to Matt Damon in a restaurant (though he was really, really, distractingly hot).
So, while my heroine, Celaena, wakes up every morning in someplace that looks like this:
I wake up to this:
And while she’s keeping her assassinating skills at their prime by jogging for miles over terrain that looks like this:
Once she’s gotten a workout and I’ve stuffed myself full of food and coffee, Celaena spends her days with some dudes who look a lot like this:
Whereas I spend my days with someone who looks like this:
Of course, we DO have some things in common. Like, we both spend our lunch hours doing this:
Or taking a few of these during the day:
But that’s about where the similarities end.
Because at night, she parties like it’s 1999 at one of these:
While I do this:
And while she’s fighting one of these in the dead of night:
I can be found doing this:
But at the end of the day, there’s nothing that either of us enjoys more than this:
Sarah J. Maas is the author of several novels, including QUEEN OF GLASS, a YA fantasy retelling of Cinderella that will be published by Bloomsbury in fall 2012. Sarah resides with her husband in Los Angeles. You can visit her blog here.