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Monday, April 23, 2012

More Thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey

After thinking more about why I feel the way I do about the book 50 Shades of Grey, I kept asking myself: Why does everyone else love it so much? What am I missing? Then it hit me. It depresses me. I used the present tense because I am still bummed by it. I write romance novels. I want to publish the ones I have already written and can't seem to stop adding to or editing them and the ones I am writing for the first time. This book is flying off the shelves and there is no way in Hell, I could have ever known or written about the subject matter that is in this book. I felt a little defeated after I read it that this is what women are looking for. I know there is a huge market for erotic books and that it doesn't mean that no other books are going to sell but I kept imagining publishers getting my books and saying, "That's it?" Let's just say for those of you that have read the Grey books, mine are very "vanilla" in comparison. I just have to hope that I have the nerve to actually send them out and that there is still a market for "vanilla."

A friend of mine just called and told me that I am going to love this book because they are considering Taylor Kitsch for the role of Christian Grey. While I agree, he fits the gorgeous part...aw...man! I'll never be able to look at him the same. I think at this point it is just fans voicing who they want to see play him. I saw one website say Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart should play them but aren't and I say, "Yes! Go that route." It said somewhere that the author was inspired by Twilight (by the way, I had no idea she said that until I went looking for a website saying Taylor Kitsch might play Christian). I know I said I would see anything TK was in but I'd draw the line here. Then she said Chris Hemsworth was the other person being considered for it. Great...just great...I guess Channing Tatum will move up to number one and there is always Matt Dillon.

4 Comments:

At April 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM , Blogger doseofreality said...

It is hard for me to appropriately comment, since I have not read the books (either series you are talking about), but I will say that I have no doubt there is a market for "vanilla". Not everyone likes to mix it up! ;) Put your stuff out there, take the risk!

 
At April 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Your support means a lot and even commenting without knowing either series makes me happy. :) You're right...I have to just do it. I'm hoping that by putting my blog more out there, it will give me the courage to.

 
At April 23, 2012 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I haven't read these books either, but I was curious what all the hype was about. Don't let one book quiet your dreams. Keep doing what you're doing, follow your heart, and publish those novels!

 
At April 24, 2012 at 9:49 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Thanks, Kimberly! Thanks to you, I am closer to following one of my dreams. :)

 

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