I would never be able to manage that. It took me about a year (not of solid work though, I had other projects + school + whatever) to write a 50,000 word novel, and that's only *just* about 250 or so pages.Even NaNo amazes me...even though I'm trying for real this year...
Okay . . . I think the reason Twilight is such "lite" reading is BECAUSE it took only 3 months to write.
No, I don't think that's necessarily true. It's more the fact that the protagonist is a blank canvas. Easy to paint on, but pretty boring to look at.
It's the thoughtful buildup of layers on the canvas, though, that makes a painting a masterpiece instead of something just to "match your couch." Being thoughtful takes time. I don't think Meyer particularly cared to deepen her characters . . . and maybe she found such success with this series BECAUSE readers could project themselves onto the blank-canvas protagonist and fill in the colors. It certainly seems to appeal to 10 year olds as well as adults my age -- and yes, she deserves kudos for finding the golden ticket.But to me, Twilight is to writing, as Thomas Kinkade is to painting.http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/paintings-light-ii.php?page=1Can you tell I'm not a big fan of Twilight? On the other hand, I loved The Host.
I don't look at the Twilight series like that. I mean with the metaphorical paintings and such. It is what it is: an exciting teen romance novel with little depth.That doesn't mean it isn't a great book-Twilight had me hanging on Edward's every word. But the point being it's a book to read when your bored, not something to inspire ponderings of life's greater questions and mysteries.
It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that Twilight was only written in 3 months. It's mediocre quality seeps from its pages.
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