Wow, Twihards! Thanks for all the feedback here on my blog, on Facebook, and through Tweets about my Twilight Mecca to Forks.
YAY to Jennifer who is bringing her Girl Scout troop to Forks to do the Twilight Geocache!
YAY to Gypsy Wings for returning to Seattle soon. I am *so* going to take her on the Twilight Geocache.
YAY to all of you for indulging in my geekiness.
Quick thoughts about something that's been eating at me. Has anyone else noticed that in interviews, Stephenie Meyer seems to be almost...apologizing for her writing? Like this about a much quoted, much tattooed line in her book: "I know it's cheesy." Or again when she talks about not always choosing the best words. Or that she sees herself as a storyteller more than a writer.
I just want to tell her to STOP!
I don't think I have ever heard of a best-selling male author apologize for his writing. To call a single one of his lines as "cheesy."
I don't think millions of people would be buying and quoting and wearing and tattooing her words if they didn't think those words were good.
So female authors out there: can we just make a pledge to ourselves? Whether romance writers, YA writers, horror writers--let's just be proud that we're creating!
Today I am thankful for my ever-growing community of YA authors. An amazing community.