I’ve been trying for two days to think of something to blog on and I’m coming up blank. But a professional author NEVER misses a deadline, do they? *Cough-cough* So, I’m just going to throw myself out there and damn the torpedos!
Have you ever wondered why so many NYT bestselling authors are skinny? I’m not the first to ask. Gloria Harchar was the first to bring it up. And it makes me wonder…would I sell better if I lost some weight? Hmmmm…
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the minds of people who don’t read? We already know what goes on in the mind of people who write. A constant stew of voices, plots, and character births. I’m assuming that the minds of readers have at least some of the same stuff floating around, though not from a writing point of view, but rather the impact of the last great or lousy book they read. But if you never read, what do you think about…? Bank statements and grocery lists?
Have you ever wondered what REALLY lures a reader to pick up a particular title? I’ve heard several theories; book covers, back blurbs, word of mouth, etc. But why can’t there be a definitive answer? I mean, it’s not like we haven’t had mass market books for close to a century. And our culture pays thousands of dollars researching the smallest thing. How come no one has researched how people read?
And last, but not least, how come after all these years, no one can pack a jar of olives so the ones on the bottom come out easily?
See? I told you. I got nothin’! Oh, well, it keeps me out of the pool halls.