Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Author Appreciation Week - Part Two!!!

I know it is late, but I just finished working! Phew! What a lllooonnnnggg day! Anyway, I'm gonna get right to the point here...

So, this author had the most direct impact on my decision to write, specifically to write young adult.

About a year and a half ago, I decided that I wanted to try writing a novel. I sat down and started. I had a character that I liked, and I wanted to show how difficult her life was even though it looked like she had it made. But I had no story. I wrote a few pages here and there, but nothing really.

Cue my addiction to the Twilight Saga.

Oh. My. God.

I read all four books in four days. Needless to say, Twilight was my own personal brand of heroin.

I asked for them for Christmas.

I read them again. And again. I have no idea how many times I read them.

Then I realized what was wrong with my story--it wanted to be a young adult supernatural (as I so lovingly called it back then)!! Duh! Hello, McFly!! I love fantasy/paranormal stories, so why the hell wouldn't I write one!

I sat down that day and started planning it out.

Oh. Wait. This should be a different blog... I need to get back to Author Appreciation Week!

So, my second author (in case you haven't figured it out by now) is none other than Stephenie Meyer!!

Stephenie Meyer, thank you!!!

If it weren't for you, I would probably still be floundering around for something to write... Your stories, which I love, inspired me to breathe life into my characters.

(And inspired me to attempt to show what a healthy relationship looks like. Tamy? Am I successful here?)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

As soon as I am done writing this book, I get to read your books again!!! I have banned myself from them while writing so I don't get all obsessed again... ;o)

So I must ask you fine people swinging by the station... What are your thoughts on Twilight???

Thanks for dropping by, and tune in tomorrow when I reveal my favorite young adult author!!!


Lynsey Newton said...

Totally agree with you, Stephenie has a lot to answer for, but in a good way! I chose the same person the other day.

Janelle said...

:o) As much as I want to smack Bella at times, I will always love Twilight!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are succcessful. Very healthy characters, also likeable and cute as heck!!

Janelle said...

:oD Thank you, T!! xoxo

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