Thursday, September 21, 2006

Random thoughts on a Friday....

Did you actually think this was my author pic? I wish! No it's my


Hey, I never said my crushes were strictly male. Admit it, you've got a little girl crush on her too, don't you? I just finished New Moon, the sequel to Twilight, and it was amazing. I was almost afraid to read it because I adored Twilight so much that if the sequel didn't live up I didn't want to tarnish the original. There wasn't as much Cullen action as I would have liked, but that just gives me something to look forward to in books three, Eclipse, and book four, Midnight Sun. I think it is the fourth book which is written from Edward's POV. I can't wait for that one.

Now I realize that Stephenie doesn't need my bloglicity as she got like a gazillion dollars for her advance, already has a movie option from MTV, and people worship her. Did you know they have I love Edward Cullen parties? I'm so miffed I never got an invite!

She is my crush because her writing is positively addictive to me. Now I've enjoyed books and even loved some, but the way I feel about her writing is just different. Does this make me simple because I'm not pining over the classics? If so, whatev.

I really like Bella's voice, but I am absolutely enthralled with Edward. I long for the passages about him. Why do you think this is? I've analyzed it and I hope you'll agree, if not, skip down to the author pic. I think that for all the descriptions, dialogues, and motivations that an author gives us about a character we still tend to cast someone from our real life in their place. How many times have you pictured a specific actress as the main character? Same idea. Do you agree? I'm hoping yes, or else I'm sadly picturing an ex as Edward because something is very wrong with me. Wait, Edward is a vampire and my ex sucked the life out of me for quite some time. I've made the connection so my projection is totally justified. I love it when that works out.

Well, here it is. It isn't the picture I had imagined, you know, the one we all dream about, the one where we look so fabulous that every ex that fondles your cover gasps and realizes it was the biggest mistake of their life to break up, cheat on you, call you by another girl's name, or any of the other fine things that the Y chromosome do to torture us. But, on the other hand, it isn't my school picture from seventh grade when I had a really bad perm and was briefly nicknamed Dee Synder either. So here it is. If you are wondering why I kept it small, it's because I look better smaller, but mostly because I haven't mastered image compression yet.
I hate to break it to you all, but tis the season of pilots. That heartbreaking time of year when you become emotionally attached to a new program only to be the last person alive to find out they cancelled the show. Last year was especially hard for me. I lost Inconceivable, Sons & Daughters, and Reunion. I spent the summer hardening myself. No way was I falling for the tricks of the Big Three again(abc, nbc, cbs, hello people). Then I watched The Class. The cast blends together perfectly. It is hilarious, sweet, and just good TV. I will, again, be devastated if this one doesn't make it. It stars Jason Ritter, who looks exactly like his dad who I loved, so I even if I didn't love it, which I do, I'd still want it to work for him. Please help me save this one people! :) Happy weekend.


ps- There is serious $$ on the line if anyone knows who killed Samantha on Reunion last year.
pps- check out my cover at


Simone Elkeles said...

I also was entranced by Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. New Moon was good, but the lack of Cullen action was frustrating to me, too. Don't get me wrong, I loved them both. But Twilight, to me, was incredible. I think we love Edward because of the danger and bad boy factor. Love the bad boys!

Marley Gibson said...

I haven't read TWILIGHT yet, although everywhere I turn, people are talking about it.

I *loved* THE CLASS. I thought it was hilarious. And there aren't enough comedies out there, so I hope this one lasts.

LOVE the new cover!!

Marley = )

Shannon McKelden said...

Marley, Read Twilight. NOW. I haven't read New Moon, yet, but I do have it. Gotta put that on my list!

Great author photo, by the way, Steph! It'll look great on your book!

Diana Peterfreund said...

Stephanie, I LOVE your new cover AND your author pic.

So far, my favorite thing that Stephenie Meyer has written has been the few chapters I read on her website showing the opening scenes of Twilight from Edward's point of view. He's sitting there, in calss, imagining starting a bloodbath because he wants to eat Bella so much.

Diana Peterfreund said...



GeminiWisdom said...

I actually got a chance to meet her. She lives here in the valley and she was on a panel at the local indie bookstore. I've never read her books, but she was great about answering questions--during and after. Very approachable.

Dona Sarkar-Mishra said...

I did love Twilight, but I think it's more because of the excellent characterization of Edward more than Bella's voice...

Hey, I was in love with Reunion too! I had my money on the daughter killing her...and the rest of the friends covering it up for her.

I Media Centered "6 Degrees" last night. I love JJ Abrams and I do hope he won't disappoint me since Alias and Lost are BY FAR my favorite shows on TV past and present.

stephhale said...

I liked six degrees. I just happened upon it, hadn't even heard of it, but it was pretty good.


MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

What a GREAT author photo! You must be so psyched!

I'm so pysched for you!!

Oh and Diana--where the heck have you been on Chick Lit Loop? I've been meaning to post a question to see how things are going in your author world!

Young Adult Authors said...

Loved Twilight, mostly because of Edward. Steph, your picture is gorgeous! And your cover to die for. Congratulations!!

Simone Elkeles said...

To be honest, I also had problems with Bella not being a strong character. She never questions going out with him, not even once that I can remember. I mean, I would probably think it over a LOT if I found out my boyfriend is a vampire. She just goes along with it, there could have been SO much more tension if she had an internal struggle with him being a vampire.

You're right - Edward totally made the book!