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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Writer's Workshop--Letting My Inner Self *Sparkle*

Popping in for MamaKat's Writing Workshop. I think it is my favorite day of the week now. If you aren't playing yet, you seriously should. (Hook up with the link at the bottom). My prompt I chose this week is "People would be surprised to learn that..."

So here goes.


Confessional time.

I make fun of Stephenie Meyers and the Twilight series all the time. We've all probably heard the negative downsides to this story girls have become obsessed over. Such as.
You should never be happy if a guy sneaks into your room at night and watches you sleep.
Killing yourself is not an acceptable way to deal with a break up.
Stringing along a perfectly nice, innocent guy makes you sort of a prick.

Etc. Etc.

So the Confession.

Deep Breath.

People would be surprised to learn that...I love the Twilight series. And not just the books either. I like the movies too. AHHHHHH! I can't believe I just admitted it. Out Loud. And in front of the whole fifteen people who actually read my blog. :-)

I can't help this weird thing about me. I've tried to NOT like it. I've looked at it intellectually and I know the "bad things". I still like it. I'm sorry. But I am a writer and over the age of thirty AND I like Twilight books. I know it is tantamount to being friends with rich people, eating cavier with them...but craving a hot dog. Or being friends with people who work out, and going running with them and then hurrying home to lay on the couch the rest of the day.

I hang out with great writers and literary people, but I crave the silliness of Sparkling vamps and buff werewolves.

Wow. Liberating. I feel like I just attended an AAA meeting and announced I have a drinking problem. Whew.

In my defense...

1. How can you say Stephenie Meyers is not a good author when millions of people have read and become obsessed over her story. The woman knows how to invoke emotion, obviously, and if you can get people to "feel" your story that much...you've done something right.
2. You don't have to have throbbing, pulsating body parts and nakedness for something to be sexy. I'm just sayin'. . .
3. Who doesn't want a man who would do anything for you. I'm not saying that Bella is worth saving (because frankly, she isn't). I'm just saying that I think people in general are in love with the idea of being "in love". With THAT person. Who loves you SO MUCH they can't stand to be away from you.

And that's it. My whole PATHETIC excuse. I know that right now some people of gasping, clutching their hand to their heart in shock. BUT. . . I had to be honest. Here is my proof. These are all pictures from a 'Breaking Dawn' release party I went to. (I know. I know. I think less of myself too.)

So. Awkwardness. Ummmmm. If you see me, can you just act like you didn't read this? Let's just kind of pretend it's like you accidentally caught me in my undies, AND NEVER SPEAK OF THIS AGAIN. Thanks. :-)

Mama's Losin' It


Lois D. Brown said...

I'm in shock. Horrified really. Oh, and by the way, your new hair cut is very cute.

Kristina P. said...

Here's my thing. She is clearly a good author for the reasons you said. I still don't think she is a good WRITER.

And I am OK with people who like her books, but acknowledge them for what they are. Fluffy, entertaining books. I like Dan Brown. I think his books are entertaining. But it's not like they are these amazing pieces of literature.

I guess I get annoyed when people try to convince me that they are amazing and super well written.

Stef said...

Ahhh...I watched Eclipse yesterday and am going with another friend on Saturday. The series was good because it does capture you and you must know how it ends...though Breaking Dawn was the most anticlimactic book. That said, I still love the books and the movies.

Cheryl said...

See, I was agreeing with you at the top part. And then you let me down! LOL Seriously? She's not a good writer. She's not. Just because she's popular does not mean she can turn a phrase. She writes for 12 year-olds and it shows. Also? She needed a good editor. Because those books are WAY too long. I couldn't wait for each one to end so I could be done with it.

My other big issue with the entire story was Edward was what, a couple hundred years old, and was after a teenager? It reeked of pedophilia and totally skeeved me. Plus, yes, it's a bad lesson to change yourself just so you can appear beautiful to someone . It's a horrible message.

But hey, she's a multi-millionaire now, so good for her!

Write Chick said...

Hahaha. I know all of this. I write and I know she really is not a good author. I know that the messages she's sending young teens totally sucks...but I still like them. I'm like a drug addict I guess.
Can't get enough of the bad stuff. :-)

paige said...

Laughing so hard right now. Hilarious. I don't even know you nor have I read those books but this is so funny. I have seen the first movie (by force almost) and it was okay. Maybe I'll read them someday.

Jen said...

LOL! This is just too funny.

Reana said...

Ok Margie, I totally love your honesty:) We will have to chat about the Twilight Saga one of these days.
But if you want to romance a new vamp- you must check out my Christian! he is waiting for you. :)

Mommy Tuckett said...

You had to post those picks from the Breaking Dawn Party, didn't ya! UUGGHH, I look bad! I agree that people love those books for the "Love Story" Part of it. Bella didn't really deserve it, but "Heck, I sure do!" Not that my hubby treats me bad, but in books it's different kinds of love. I guess kids kind of ruin the romance in a relationship, Huh!