Yes, I have been asking Joss Whedon to write my blog post titles. It's kind of you to notice!
I came across this on Twitter today - what will be the next Twilight?
Yeah. You know the way writers are told never to try to predict the Next Big Thing? You know how we're told not to fixate on being the anomalous JKR/Stephenie Meyer type? You know how we're told the write the book we want to write because we want to write it, and not because we've identified the hottest trend and want to cash in?
Well, d'you ever wonder where we get the idea to think like that in the first place? *grin* I mean that good-naturedly, Publishing Industry, of course you have to think ahead and we shouldn't. I just find it funny.
This week I've been thinking a lot about finishing books. Some of you might remember my writing pal who finished a trilogy at Christmas - I'm almost done reading the last book in that trilogy, and tomorrow I head out to his place for tea, lunch and finally finding out what happens!
It's time for another shout-out, though - my long-time writing friend and blog follower Paul has just finished the first draft of his first novel too :D So big congratulations to him too!
I'm feeling wholly inadequate at the moment, though! My fun notebook story is crying for attention and I have another few busy days ahead before I can get back to it. Rosie wants some revising, and when she wants something, you tend to hear about it. Finishing these two stories is like an itch I can't scratch.
And I'm very glad to have this itch back, it vanished there for a while. Unfortunately, the only way I can make time to scratch the itch this weekend is to set my alarm clock for tomorrow an hour earlier than planned. I'll be tired but thoroughly scratched.
Wait, that came out wrong. I should get someone else to write my posts too :)