Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for Crazy

This is one of my very favorites...

Oh that, Patricia Lee Gauch, how I love her. 

I hear her voice in my head all the time saying, "*Go crazy!" That woman is One Crazy Brilliant Chickadee. And I learned loads and loads from her at Chautauqua. She totally got what I was trying to do with my book.  She encouraged me. She laughed at my writing....in all the right places. She told me I was funny. She pointed out my strengths and helped me see my weaknesses. 

Patti and I at a dinner at Chautauqua

And as if all of that weren't enough...she compared my writing to Roald Dahl.  Yep, that seals it. I will love her forever.  

If you ever get a chance to hear her speak, get yourself a seat!

*I know. I'm talking about this fabulous woman again. And I'm sure it won't be the last.


  1. That is an awesome quote! I totally agree :)

  2. Great quote! I'm so glad you're encouraged--it helps to have a cheering section. :)

  3. Love the quote! And, um, Roald Dahl? What an amazing compliment! And, um, when can I read it? ;)

  4. Love this quote. Makes me feel better about my state of mind ;). And, um, Roald Dahl? What a compliment! Which begs another question: when do we get to read it?!?

  5. I don't know if I could write a good and original book, but I think I have the "crazy" part down. :o)
    Patti sounds like a great mentor. Great job in the A-Z challenge so far!

  6. Excellent quote. The a to Z challenge sounds fun.

  7. Never wanted to be declared crazy before in my life...until today. :)

  8. Oh, it's quite true. All the greats are at LEAST a little crazy. I've yet to meet a great who wasn't.