Thursday, April 23, 2009

Randomness That Turned Into A Discussion About Twilight....

All day long I think about things I can blog about. I just don't get around to sitting down and writing. I should keep a little notebook. Although I have jotted down ideas before but by the time I get around to writing....it doesn't seem like such a good idea.

Part of my problem is Facebook. I love it. I am not sure why. It is a time thief. I have found tons of people I lost touch with and I think that is so cool. It isn't that I long for my past or anything....it is just nice to have roots. Does that make any sense? It is so cool to see how everyone turned out. There really haven't been a lot of surprises really. Anyhow....

I am really thinking about writing a book. The whole Twilight thing really got me thinking about it. I have a couple of good stories in me. The lady who wrote Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, says she had a dream about Edward and Bella and she decided to write a book that encompassed the scene in her dream. Whatever....I don't care if that is true or not. Here is my point...she had the dream, within 3 months finished the book, then 3 months later signed a $750,000 book deal. She had never written a book before and didn't even know how to submit a book and had to "research" to figure out how to. That is crazy. And since we are talking about Twilight I guess I will give you some final thoughts on that series. I loved the first book, Twilight. I thought it captured the actual feelings of first love and a brand new experience. I absolutely fell in love with Edward, right along with Bella. I loved the story. I did not, however, really enjoy the writing. I can't really explain it.... I got the second book and everyone warned me it isn't as good. Again, I loved it. Edward wasn't in most of the book. I didn't mind. It did seem a little 'artificial'. Seriously, the story goes from this young couple who is wildly in love and willing risk eternity and blood lust to be together then suddenly he leaves. Dumb. He already tried to leave in the first book and said he couldn't live like that....so why oh why did Stephenie try it in the second book? Either way, I enjoyed the pain of Bella's loss. It felt like a real break up. I took me back to the emotion of a young teen Delilah and the pain of that first split. The third and fourth book I read voraciously....I won't lie. But I didn't enjoy them as much. By the fourth book I thought it was down right ridiculous. My old friend FICKLE paid me a visit. I honestly felt the actual emotion. Fickle....about Edward. He was being too mushy - not the confident and a little cocky Edward from book one. He became one of 'those' guys. Yuck, yuck, yuck... He was the type of guy who would do something just because he thought that is what you wanted just because he was afraid if he didn't he would loose you.... The kind of guy I would have walked all over - just because I could. Don't even get me started. It has been such a long time since I felt that way. In the end, he did redeem himself and I was back to loving him but the story was just so far fetched (if vampires and werewolves weren't enough of a stretch). And why would an author introduce like 30 new characters in the last 100 pages of a series? I don't get it. Also....the first three books were written from Bella's perspective. The last book had sections of other character's perspective. I did enjoy reading Jacob's thoughts and loved the sense of humor she penned him....but WHY change it up for book 4? I felt like she was trying to be too Harry Potter. Maybe I am wrong. In the end I read all 4 books in 8 days so I can't really complain too much. If she wrote another Twilight book I would read it. I will watch the movie - although I don't have too high of hopes after that first disaster of a movie. I won't ever read anything else she writes. I just won't. Okay, enough Twilight rant. Back to my original intent: I am going to write a book. Maybe it will be about a girl who is obsessed with Twilight. LOL. I probably shouldn't even tell you that - someone may steal my idea.

On another note. The weather is going to be great this weekend. I am going to do some planting. The Miller's are coming to visit. The kids are already excited. I am sure it is going to be a busy one!

2 comments:

Heather Hurt Photography said...

Hey! I'm back. Just got ur msg on my blogspot. I'm a dork.

Yeah, I felt similar about the books. A young friend told me about the books a few years ago (literally 3 years ago :-) and I loved it. I, too, had that nice rush of feelings I hadn't experienced since dating times. By the third book I just remember feeling that it was a little more gimmickee. Like, it would have made a nice, choose your own ending kinda book. I can't remember most of it and I never read any others after that. I thought that Midnight Sun may have been interesting if ever published. It was supposed to be a re-write of Twighlight from Edward's perspective. As far as writing your own book. Why not. Especially whilst you're inspired. These novels can become addictive, as bad, if not worse than FACEBOOK! LOL

Anonymous said...

Delilah, I want you to write MY story...okay?? I really do have one!

Aunt D.