That is an easy one, because it is fun !
To delve into a world of make belief and imagination, where everything happens the way you want it is a rare treat in this busy world. Finding the time to do this with a full time job, 3 lively boys and a houseful of animals is a completely different matter.
It took me over 3 years to write Golden, which I wrote with pen and paper first. Big mistake!! Because now I had the task of deciphering my own scribble and the chore of typing it all out – that was not fun.
One good thing came of it, my first draft of Golden got overworked sentence for sentence and came out the other end a lot better for it !
It all started when I put down the last Twilight book. Unlike others who were all up on the hype, I had not heard of them until I found the book series by chance on Amazon, when looking for something new to read. At the time I was really really very pregnant with baby number 3, and I am not a happy glowing pregnant person, I basically suffer through the last 4 months. So I had time to cuddle up on the sofa and read book after book. I love the series, it reads easily and I got swept well up in the story, but there is a BUT. I found them very frustrating. Bella is too wilfy and helpless and Edward just to good to be true. And where did she get to with book number 4? I enjoyed it and it is still stood in my bookshelf, but a vampire/human hybrid what ??? And whats with the babies name? That was not where or how I saw the series ending at all! After I put that down, I was done with reading other peoples books and started on my own.
But to give credit where credit is due, Stephanie Meyers “Host” is my favorite book to date. And I have read a lot of books! So if you have not read it yet, I truly recommend it. Its the only book that has ever made me cry, actually cry. Yes I was 8.5 months pregnant and yes it was 3 in the morning (isn’t that when all us bookworms are still up), but I shed tears like a baby. I am not going to give any away, it is not a sad book by nature.
Well done Mrs Meyer and thank you – when is your next book out ?