Around the House
I have had a rough week in my world. I strongly dislike my day job most of the time. I do not feel that I am well suited for it, so I look to find a place in the world until I am able to join the choir of full time writers that I love. This past week my car died. I really did love that car. It was the first new car I had ever bought, and I had hoped that it would be with me for a few more years. Alas it will be moving on to greener pastures. I am not in love with my new car, but I am getting to know it slowly. Also, I have health issues running around in the family. My mom might be sick, my niece has an ear infection, and I am have been feeling so run down. I am hoping that every gets better real soon.
This last few weeks I have gone back to rereading books that I love. Books and series that give me great inspirations. I have been through Harry Potter, Sookie Stackhouse, and I am almost done with Twilight. Next I will be falling back into the Anne Bishop Black Jewels Series since the new book just came out. Yes, I will be posting a review when I am finished with it. Enjoying each of these series has gotten me to thinking about an authors success with a series. As an author we fall in love and dedicate our lives to a group of characters and when the Series is a success many authors fail to ever produce a piece of work that meets the expectations of the first run. As the Harry Potter movie series is coming to a close I wonder where J.K. Rowling's next book is. Is she a one series wonder? Why is Stephenie Meyer holding on so tightly to the Twilight Saga when Host was a bestselling novel? Are we only as good as the one series? I hope not. So I wonder if being a best selling author of multiple series means not falling so far in love with a series that we can't move on after. Does James Patterson have the right idea? I don't know. I just know that I want to be an author that continues to tell great stories.
Jumping at the Chance
2 months ago