Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Dymocks Chat

With the release of Breaking Dawn yesterday, there has been a lot of talk about Best Sellers. Most of this talk, went on inside my head. For those of you who don't know, Breaking Dawn is the fourth installment of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. It fits roughly into the genre of fantasy, but could also be classified as Teen Lit or Romance. Personally, i think it is a waste of time categorizing things these days anyway, seeing as we are creating new hybrids all the time.

Interestingly enough, this time around, it wasn't me who caught onto these literary gems. It was my sister, N. N doesn't read much- her life is filled with different things, but she can sure pick a good book when she has to. With the euphoria associated with the release of the final book, and also the impending Movie this December, i figured i had better jump on the band wagon and start reading the damned things. I have to say, i am now in love with these books, the character of Edward Cullen and also with the Romance genre again.

But the topic of this blog isn't about those books really. It's about creating a best seller. It's about hope.

Yesterday, when we went to pick up N's pre-ordered copy of the book from Dymocks, we ran into the son and husband of my mentor, who were picking the book up too. Someone made the comment that the book had only just come out yesterday, and yet it was already on the top of the best seller list. Two of the three other books in the series were up there too. And the adults began talking about their writing family members (me and my mentor) someday writing a best seller or two as well.

Thanks guys, way to put the pressure on. I'll try.

In other news, today for Phys Ed, we did health. Because my regular teacher wasn't there, we had a sub, and the sub was someone i have recently identified as being a local published writer. Cool, hey? I forgot to ask him about it though. Gosh.

Well, this best seller isn't going to write itself.

Any questions?

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