I had to watch E. L. James’s interview on Katie yesterday. I’m so intrigued by this book’s success and I wanted to hear what she had to say.
I was a bit disappointed that the reason Katie gave for the success was the sex. I don’t think that’s it, or at least not all of it. Honestly, they made it sound like the first sexy book ever written! I think it’s a combination of the fantasy man, the man who takes charge, the romance and the sex, but I’m not Katie, am I?
I liked that E.L. was kind of taken aback by the success of the book, and seemed very down-to-earth. What surprised me was…she’s not working on anything new.
Maybe it’s because she’s overwhelmed by the success. Maybe she’s afraid anything else she writes will fail in comparison. She says she has other ideas, but she hasn’t worked on them.
I can’t imagine that. Part of me would want to have something ready to go while the iron is hot. Part of me just can’t stop writing. But who knows what success like this can do to a writer’s psyche?
Do you think she’ll write anything else? Will she miss her window of opportunity? Is it wrong for me to think like that?