Towards the end of the school year, there was a buzz going around the hallways. One would think it was the much anticipated end of the school year, the prospects of going to the beach every day, or just the fact there will no longer be twenty-six students ages 3-7 hanging all over you for ten whole weeks but no, it was something different.
It started off as whispers. Teachers gathering in the hallways and whispering about something and then dispersing if anyone got close. Then the question on everyone's lips was pose to me.
"Have you read it?"
Me just being me, at first thought I had missed an important email from the district or a newspaper article. "Read, what?" I so innocently asked.
Right after the eye roll, "Fifty Shades."
"Oh that book, I haven't had the time." In my head I'm thinking, who has time? I'm on deadlines to finish my own book!"
"OMG! You really have to read it. I can't put it down."
"When you're finished. Tell me about what you liked about it." Always doing research as a writer, I mean the woman did make millions off of these books.
I still haven't read any of the books for the exact same reasons as before but I have been getting different feedback about it. I do commend the woman. She is making money hand over fist. She is also help brining erotica out of the proverbial closet which only benefits us who write in the genre. It's becoming more mainstream.
Here is my problem. I want to scream at them and write it on facebook, "If you liked that book, READ MY BOOK!" I unfortunately can't. I write under a pen name but I want to. I really want to.
Do you ever find yourself wanting to scream at people who are talking this book and tell them to read yours or am I alone?