"Really good point and the anecdote blew me away. It reminds me how sucked into marketing we can get. I admire her for giving this book her all plus some. But I enjoy the writing part. The thought of having to put years and years of energy into…"
"Oh I didn't think you were being overly chaste, at all. But it was my first time hearing someone mention the parents in regards to the writing. It caught my attention especialy because this year the LA Times did an article on Teen Read Week and…"
"LOL I figured they'd think it was tame. I mean they're having threesomes on Gossip Girl and granted that's the TV show and not the book, but they're shooting for similiar aged audiences.
I was reading Flowers in the Attic when I…"
"This bears repeating. At the end of the day, honestly, that is the only thing that's going to matter. As Georgia pointed out, without actual sales figures good buzz is great but it's not likely what will push a publisher into the "we…"
"Jessie, I think how you gauge it is very interesting. I've had this conversation with a lot of writers re: who do you write for when it comes to the controversial/uncomfortable etc...I've never had anyone think about the parents of the…"
"Whenever I try to explain (to non-writers) what writing is to me, it comes off incredibly corny and dramatic artist-like. But writing isn't so much what I do as it is who I am. It's hands down the best way to express how I feel. The fact…"