Friday, September 26, 2008

My letter to Stephenie Meyer

Do you ever dream about what you would say to someone famous if you could talk to them? No? Ok, forget I said anything! Just kidding. I think about it all the time. Then I found Stephenie Meyer's (The author of the Twilight Saga) myspace account. There is a place where you can send her a message. I'm pretty sure she doesn't check it so I had myself some fun. Here's the email I sent her:

Subject: You're not going to read this I can write whatever I want!

Ha!! It worked you're reading it aren't you, couldn't stop yourself from seeing what demented person is writing you this time! You're kind of morbid that way aren't you? Well I am a writer. And I need GUIDANCE!! I'm also a stay at home mother of 4 children. For some insane reason, I thought that since all my kids are now in school all day that I would add going back to college on my things to do this semester. Along with writing my second draft to the first book I wrote. Why would I possibly think I have the time for all this stuff?? So here's the thing, I'm taking a writing class and we need to do a profile on an author, I'm choosing to do my report on you. I'm fascinated with how you became a writer. There are a few questions I can't find the answers too for my report:

1) What are some of your writing habits? For example, do you revise in the morning and write new drafts in the afternoon? Etc.
2)Who, besides other writers, influence your writing? (husband, teacher, parent, etc.)
3) Is there anything about your background that has significantly impacted your writing?

You know that if you don't write back I'm going to have to make something up like...She writes while standing on her head and flossing her teeth. Or maybe...Her background as a vampire helped to contribute to her vivid details. Ok, so I wouldn't do that. But it is tempting.
While I'm venting let's talk about what other authors never tell you. How come the writer is so much more in the dark about the end of a story than the reader is? I am in constant suspense of what is going to happen next in my story...and it's the SECOND DRAFT!! You would think after writing the whole thing the first time I would know the outcome. NNNOOOOO!! The whole story is changing on me and I just want to scream!! Now don't get me wrong, I love the process of writing and all the twists and turns, it's like the ultimate choose your own adventure book!

My book is going to be the next big thing you know? At least that's what everyone whose read it tells me. Talk about PRESSURE!! My husband is looking at what you have made on some of your book deals and he's already started drawing up the plans for the house he wants to build!! How can I write with those kinds of expectations?? My kids have already taken orders at school for kids and teachers that want to buy my book!! How crazy is that?!! How do you write knowing there is so many expectations?? (Sorry phone just rang, why is it that when a conversation starts with the person on the other line saying, "Don't hang up" That's the first thing we do?")

Well as long as I'm teacher said we could bring an author to our class for our report instead. Since I go to Glendale Community College, I could just take you with me. We'll disguise you, you could be Gertrude a swedish foriegn exchange student. Talk about a good grade!!
If you actually read this I'm not sure if I will be mortified or ecstatic, but it would be fun to find out!!
Thanks a bunch!!
Nikki Wilson


Davis family said...

so are you going to tell us if you get a response to that hilarous letter? that was funny.

NancyM said...

I think she might be afraid to open that e-mail. I loved the letter. Please let us know what her response is.

the Jesters Court said...

As I read your letter, all I could think was. ONLY NIKKI WOULD DO SUCH A THING.
I hope she does read your letter and that she does go to class with you, and that she doesn't alert the police that she might have a potential stalker!!!! :)

giddymomof6 said...

WAHOO! You are SO awesome! I LOVE YOU! You have to tell me if it worked! LOL! Good luck!

TheWenbergFamily said...

My husband always says... "you know what the answer will be if you don't ask"! I'm excited to read your book!! I'm sorry I didn't catch up with you while I was in Arizona. I felt like I ran non stop and with Caden nursing every 3 seconds and my terrible 2 year old I was exhausted. I promise I'll make sure we get togehter next time. I go once a year.

Linz and Joshua Ashcroft said...

awesome! I hope you hear back from her! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I love the Twilight series! It is so good! No its more than good, it can not be discribed!!! All I have to say is Stephenie you Rock!!!!!!!!!!! And plz dont stop the Twilight series, just make at least 3-5 more books! you are my fave author!!! DONT STOP

Anonymous said...

Denise from New York, I am a mother as well but my children are pretty much grown. I would just like to say to Mrs. Meyers that her books were absolutely enchanting I was mesmerized by all four books. I would also like to thank her for writing them, they took me to a different place in time. I really wanted to ask her to please finish writing the Midnight Sun, from all of your fans who cant seem to get enough of it. I hope she reads this as well. Thank you Stephanie Meyers its been a great honor.