“…I liked the high-wire aspect of it, too: fall down on the job, fail to carry through, and all at once about a million readers are howling for your blood. No one knows this any better than me, unless it’s my secretary, Juliann Eugley; we get dozens of angry letters each week, demanding the next book…One of these contained a Polaroid of a teddy bear in chains, with a message cut out of newspaper headlines and magazine covers…I put it up in my office to remind myself both of my responsibility and of how wonderful it is to have people actually care –a little– about the creatures of one’s imagination.”
Foreword to The Green Mile #1
I recently started re-reading The Green Mile as it has always been a book I go back to when the world seems too harsh. It’s also no secret that Stephen King is pretty much my idol when it comes to writing. Anyway, in the foreword to the serial novel, Stephen King recounts how he came up with the idea for writing a novel in six parts. During that time he was in the midst of writing The Dark Tower series and he received threats to finish it or else! That quote made me think of you lovely readers who invest so much time, energy, and emotion in my little blog story.
Don’t ever stop begging for the next chapter. In spite of the fact that I have so much happening in my life, don’t ever feel bad asking for more. I write for you, dear readers, and the day you stop demanding more is the day I know this story has drawn to a close.
Thank you for caring about the creatures in my mind and the worlds I create for them.