Today, my friend Shawn posted an interview with my (I wanna say friend) K.L. Going (click there, or SEE LINK BELOW). She's not "really" my friend, but we've spoken on the phone a few times, and she's critiqued some of my early manuscripts, and I even helped her out once, with something small she needed.
Why am I proud of this fact? Why do I wish I could call K.L.Going a friend?
Because I admire her. She's brilliant. She's everything as a YA writer I hope to be.
As a YA writer, I aspire to be one iota as good as K.L.Going. If you haven't read her, you should.
Who makes you aspire and admire? Who is your K.L.Going?