apocalypsos has just started reading The Da Vinci Code. Her initial reaction:
Okay, here's the thing. The first story I ever wrote was because I read a horrendous romance novel when I was about fifteen that made me fling the damn thing at the nearest wall and shriek, "I can write better than that!" And I couldn't at that point, but I was damn well going to try.
I think if I had read this back then, I wouldn't have become a writer.
I would have become the quarterback for the Eagles.
They wouldn't have had much of a choice but to draft me at that point, really, considering I would have thrown this book hard enough to brain Dan Brown from several states away.