Monday, November 16, 2009

Twilight Envy

I'm guessing (really just desperately hoping so I don't look/feel stupid) that I'm not the only writer who has felt some twinges of painful guilt when I look at/hear about the Twilight craze. Talk about living the dream for Stephanie. And she was Oprah-- talk about the Holy Grail of writership. NY Times Bestseller lists, Oprah, major movies, insane following. That's the dream, right? To be big and good and REALLY BIG!

Though I don't have any desire whatsoever to write about vampires and werewolves, I have caught myself imagining what I would do or say if I were on Oprah. Or Larry King Live. What would I wear? Would be funny and smart? Would I inspire thousands of more people to buy my books and adore me? Would it forever change me as a person or just me as a writer?

And would I really want that? These are tough questions to answer. But at least for a moment you can feel okay with the fact that you too have envied the success of Stephanie Meyer.

And for me, that's okay, welcome to the club!

1 comment:

Tiffany Dominguez said...

I'm so green with envy! I mean, it's just a matter of getting the great idea, right? Why can't I do it? I get this sick little feeling in my stomach. I'm so happy for her--estatic. But man, why doesn't the publishing industry recognize that I've got the next Twilight sitting on their desk? :)