That being said, perhaps this conversation that my boyfriend and I had while he was reading some of my writing last night will give hope to some of you:
Him: You kind of glossed over the fighting in this section.
Me: I know. But there are a lot of other fights in there. If I describe all of them in detail, it'd take up half the book.
Him: I kind of wanted to hear about it. It sounds interesting, and then suddenly, it's over.
Me: For every extra sentence I spend describing that fight, there are readers wondering why I haven't gotten to Dimitri yet. I can't do that to them.
Him: I think I'm going to write a guys' version of the Vampire Academy books.
Me: Like from a guy's point of view?
Him: No, written in a way that guys will like more. There'll be a whole bunch of fights and explosions. Maybe there'll be like one sentence where Rose and Dimitri kiss. Then it'll be more fights and vampires biting people. And another explosion.
Me: Not so much in the way of feelings and romance, huh?
Him: Not so much. I'll probably replace those parts with some blood splatter and bones snapping.
Me: Huh. There just might be a guy market for that.
So, it looks like lolcatz now has a side project to start working on. :) And Aussie readers, you've got a project. Dolly magazine and Penguin Australia have opened their Dolly Roving Reporter contest where you and a friend can be flown to Sydney to interview me and go to the After Party. Get your cameras out and film an audition for YouTube! Contest details are here.