Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Dear Mr. King,
I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday and many more.
Thank you for scaring me for over half my life. We’ve had some good times over the years and I really appreciate your writing, unique stories, and ability to pull me into what is happening to your characters.
I apologize for all those times I got mad at you when you killed off someone I really liked. But I felt genuine sorrow for the characters that I lost and I went into mourning a little bit. I was very attached to so many people that you introduced me to. I knew I could pick up the book again and they would come to life once more though, so that helped a little.
I don’t want to embarrass you, but remember all the times I shook my head in awe when I read On Writing? I just couldn’t believe all the insightful advice and revelations that you shared without being pretentious about it. Thank you for being so real and for sharing your thoughts, your faults and your demons. Remember how you talked about writing with the door closed and writing with the door open? I totally got that! And even your technical writing advice was helpful!
Wow, I've read so many of your books! It's like we're totally bff's, don't you think? I thought about what kind of cake you'd like and I came up with a few choices that I feel would be more appropo than a typical buttercream. Just let me know which one you like best and I'll start baking.
Posted by Midnyte Reader at 2:54 PM