i was perusing blogs (as i usually do to wake up in the morning) and came across this quote at Michelle McLean's Writer Ramblings:
"Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good." - Samuel Johnson
when i read it out loud, my eldest son thought it was funny, but then he said, "Did someone say that about your book?"
"Good, because if they did, I'm going to have to find them and pummel them."
of course, he's the one who said he would go see a movie of my book, and reminded me that i'm a story person.