authors are out to get me
I hate to point fingers, but I’m convinced that there are some wicked, cruel authors out there who are out to get me. :may4
It seems that almost every time I near the end of one of my own books, thinking I only have a little ways to go, one of these authors’ books that I’ve been reading at a normal, steady pace will suddenly get really good & be almost impossible to put down.
Why? Why can’t their books be mediocre? Why can’t they wait until I finish the book I’m writing before the book they’ve already written becomes irresistibly compelling? :may34
I am convinced they do this to me on purpose. Their goal is to slow me down, to keep me from finishing my own books & suck me into their fictional worlds.
So stop it, please! I don’t come into your house & distract you from your work!
(Or maybe I do! Do I? That would be kind of awesome. :may22 )
But, seriously—stop it! I’ve got work to do, & your very talented storytelling antics are not helping! :May37
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Pamela Cayne says:
I know!!! That happens to me all the time!!! Most recently it was a great contemporary called Project: Runaway Bride (swoon!) and before that was a FAVORITE of mine called Loves Me, Loves Me Knot and don’t even get me started on how I can’t walk by my keeper bookshelf and not pick up Must Love Vampires again. **sigh** Such wonderful writing… :mat27
On July 3, 2014 at 10:04 am
:may32 You are so sweet! :may15
But it’s true, isn’t it? Just when you need to get something done…something important & vital & un-put-off-able…the book you’re reading suddenly gets super good & you can hardly bear to put it down! :may34 :May37
On July 3, 2014 at 1:50 pm
Pamela Cayne says:
Yup–so very true!
On July 4, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Kathleen O says:
I know how you feel. All my fav authors do it to me everytime. I want to go out and do errands or watch a program on TV and then what I just can’t put down the book because they keep me glued where I am sitting or laying to read and the book just cemented to my hands.. And then when I do come to the end of the book. I am just so emotionally exhausted, I have to do it all over again…. :May10 :may39
On July 3, 2014 at 10:43 am
LOL Yes! That, too. After you finish a really good book, you almost want to sit & just let it soak in for a while…then you *really* want to grab something new to read that will be just as good & give you that feeling all over again! :may35
On July 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm
Brooke C says:
Yes, this happens to me all the time, especially when I need to sleep. I always convince myself that I’ll be able to read for an hour or two and go to bed, then the book gets really interesting and I stay up way too late. I guess this is the punishment for having great taste in authors :mat27 :may35
On July 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm
:mat27 You said it, Brooke!
And I’m the same way. Most people talk about falling asleep while reading, which has NEVER happened to me! Reading keeps me awake, & if I get to a really good part, I have a terrible time pausing to go to bed, even if I really, really need to sleep. :may33
On July 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm
Mary Kirkland says:
That’s pretty funny.
All authors do to me is make me stay up all night reading their books. But I really should know better than to think I’ll be able to read the first chapter and save the rest for the next day.
Like that’s ever gonna happen.
On July 4, 2014 at 4:14 am