I took my kids to see the midnight viewing of Harry Potter last night. I loved the books, but I don't dress up, or get caught up in any of that. Neither do my boys. It was amazing to see all the other teens who were dressed in capes, makeup, and holding wands etc . . .
The funny thing is, the whole time I stood there, I was green with envy. Not for the costumes, but for the passion I saw on everyone's faces. I want people to feel that about my stories. I kept saying to myself that I wanted to write a book/series that the whole world would go ga ga over. Isn't that every writer's wish? Don't we all dream to hit it big? Secretly, I do. Do I really think it will happen? Realistically? I'm not saying.
The movie was wonderful. So much better than the first half which I was not that impressed with. In the book, I couldn't quit turning pages, but part one of the film had dragged for me. The second part kept me on the edge of my seat and I hated that it had to end. It was so well done. Too bad the Percy Jackson movies couldn't be done by the same people.
Anyway, here's to all us dreamers who imagine our books on the silver screen.
I just wanted to add this video. I actually cried when I watched it.