By the time summer 2010 came around, I was done with the last book in the series, Breaking Dawn. I ordered a copy of The Host, because I had a feeling that if anyone could convert me to sci-fi and aliens, it would be the author that wrote the Twilight Saga. And I was right. I loved it. It even made me cry a little. Below is the Stephenie Meyer portion of my bookshelf. Waiting for The Chemist to come out in paperback to add to the collection!
Inspiration and Visions
I still felt more positive about life and myself and that thing inside me that I thought had changed? I realised it was the need to write again ~ not just want, but actual need to write. I felt like I could.
All I needed was an idea.
And that idea came in the form of Jamie (the male protagonist of my contemporary romance novel, Chasing Pavements, book 1 in the Soulmates Saga). I woke up on the morning of August 1, 2010, a few days after my 26th birthday, with Jamie in my head. He'd just finished performing a gig in a dimly lit, smoky bar and he looked very moody, reluctant. I could see him so clearly - his hair, his eyes, his demeanour. As though he was a very good friend, I just knew him - his pain, his apathy, his past, his present. What I didn’t know was his future. But I wanted to find out.
I'm convinced that the vision of Jamie wouldn't have come to me, that acute need to write again wouldn't have manifested, if I hadn't read Twilight. At any rate, I would have remained in that depressed state if Twilight hadn't cheered me up.
I self-published Chasing Pavements as an e-book in summer 2012, which started my indie author journey. I owe a lot to Twilight, if not for inspiring me to write again, to read books regularly again, then definitely for pulling me out of that depressive slump I'd found myself in.
And that's how Twilight changed my life and why I'm proud to be a Twihard.
Thank you for reading. If you're interested in my debut novel, click the image below to learn more about it:
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