If all goes well, I’ll be announcing a couple of new book projects early next year that I’ve been working on these last few months – there’s one in particular I really hope you’ll find as exciting as I do.
It takes me years longer to get through a book than anyone else as I have to write the dratted thing first.
Often the only way I can read the book that I want to read is to write it. I waited nearly 10 years to read a book about the making of Gilmore Girls before I gave up and wrote The Gilmore Girls Companion back in 2010; the 1970s sitcom Soap had been off the air for decades before I published Soap! The Unauthorized Inside Story of the Sitcom That Broke all the Rules.
Which is a roundabout way of saying that it takes me years longer to get through a book than anyone else as I have to write the dratted thing first.
Of course this bizarre affliction does have its perks – namely being able to chat with the people who have created some of the greatest films and television programs of their age, which ain’t too shabby. There’s something awe-inspiring about hearing first-hand accounts of the creative process; there’s nothing else like it. And if I’m doing my job right, these books enable you to experience some of that inspiration, too.
So watch this space for news on those forthcoming books – I really hope you’ll be as jazzed about them as I am.
At the very least, you won’t have to write them in order to read them.