Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight is all the rage...

As any teenager could tell you, Twilight the movie comes out today.

This series really took off. I remember meeting an editor at Little Brown Publishers at Book Expo a few years ago, and he said Twilight was their first foray into YA and they probably would not pursue any other YA books. That statement seems so ironic now! Proof that most publishers don't have a clue what people want to read.

Funny how teens are so entranced by the main vampire character - they are so drawn to the moody, brooding and secretive type. In real life, that's the last person you want to be with though! Moody, brooding & secretive translates to low self-esteem, withdrawn and carrying a lot of baggage. This person is one heck of a project! The mood swings would be emotionally exhausting and it would be so difficult to reach them or ever coax genuine feelings or thoughts from their lips.

Too much work! I want someone who's got their act together.