the next j.k.
Watching the Sunrise morning show this week I saw an interview with a young writer being touted as the next J.K. Rowling. As a writer my ears always prick up when I hear these sorts of statements. I’m always interested to hear what the public is reading and who the next big thing in modern literature is supposed to be.
The young writer’s story sounded interesting enough that I will most likely buy it to read and see what all the fuss is about. I’ll let you know what my verdict is.
In the last few years I have been astounded at some of the work that has made the best seller lists and catapulted the authors in to fame and fortune. Not J.K., in my opinion the Harry Potter series are among the best books ever written. I’m talking about a couple of series about blood sucking teenagers and over sexed millionaires. How some of these books even get published is beyond me, I swear I wrote better and more compelling tales in exercise books when I was 16 years old!
Is that resentment and jealousy you sense in my tone? Absolutely! Do I dream about being the next millionaire author to join the New York Best Sellers List? You better believe it!
Watching yet another writer find international success prompted me to make a long overdue decision. It’s time to start work on my own masterpiece. As a teen I used to write every day and have 2 completed novels that have sat in dusty boxes for the last 18 years. I reckon it’s time to dig them out and give it another go.
After all, if there’s another future billionaire J.K. Rowling out there somewhere, why shouldn’t it be me?!