I came in late to the whole Twilight phenomenon. I put it off because I wasn't a huge fan of vampires (unless Anne Rice wrote them). I thought for sure I would hate it. I hadn't even seen the movie. I hemmed and hawed long enough. And then I saw the first book on sale at Wal-Mart for like $4 or something. I could spend that on a book and not feel too bad if I hated it, so I bought it.
The first book was good. It kept me wanting to read more. It was one of the first ebooks I ever downloaded so I could read it whenever I had a spare moment. There was action and suspense and romance. At that point, you had to love Edward because Jacob was such a minor character.
It took me nearly forever to finish the other three books. After I read Eclipse, I couldn't even remember what happened in New Moon. To me, it was a lot of build up to...NOTHING! Breaking Dawn was a little better, but it took me FOREVER to finish.
This isn't a book review, however. This is a commentary on Stephenie Meyer. Am I the only one who thinks she will milk this Twilight thing until its death? I mean, there are graphic novels and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Twilight and whatever else has been released in addition to the books. Am I the only one who is tired of it already?
The thing is, though, she can do that if she wants to. She doesn't have to write any more books. But don't you think she would want to? I'm not even published and I can't NOT be writing something at all times. But if I were her, I'd be sitting in front of my computer, TERRIFIED. Think of all the pressure she's under to write another book. What if it sucks? (sidenote: the books weren't that great. I came away from them thinking I could write something just as good and it's part of the reason I started to persue the idea of getting published...like it's that easy!) What if no one wants to read it? Or worse, what if it only gets compared to Twilight? So why write anything else?
So while it would be nice to have the readers and the fame and the money and all that, I don't think I could take the pressure. It's hard enough to write for myself, when I know no one else is reading. Imagine if there were millions of people waiting to hear what I had to say next. Scary...