Now I love Mondays, especially Monday March 15th, because that's when Timing will be released from Dreamspinner Press. I can't wait.
As I was thinking about writing and how much I love it and when I started and what I loved to read (whew!) I guess it all started with S. E. Hinton. She was the great alternative to the other books that were out there for a twelve year old to read back in the day. There were no cool vampire books when I was growing up, I'm old! In the age of dinosaurs there was still Judy Blume, thank God, but the author I loved the most when I was young was the woman who brought the world The Outsiders. I tried to read the things my peers read but Ponyboy and Soda and Johnny, they were it for me. And all her books just start. It's probably why all mine do too. My sister has always given books a hundred pages to catch her interest, I admire that but have never been able to manage it. I have no patience whatsoever. If I am not hooked on the first page I'm done. To this day all the books I love you can hear the main character's voice or are just inside their head the second you open the book. But I wonder, how many pages does everyone give a book to grab them? What is your investment of time?