This article written by Jamie Chavez, a book editor and one of my favorite bloggers, pretty much hit all the points I’ve made about Fifty Shades of Grey but with professional weight behind her opinion.
Don’t get me wrong, I find the story very interesting and I enjoyed the kinky stuff as much as the next girl but when I hear people say this book is a great novel, I have to bite my lip. (no, not because Ana bit her lip a million and one times). I bite my lip to keep from spouting opinions regarding the writing when I have no credibility behind my words. Thankfully, Jamie Chavez did it for me.
Although I agree with her 110% I also worry about my own book. Look, I’m NOT a writer, I never said I was and I’m sorry if I’ve made myself out to be one but all I am is a regular girl with a story she wants to tell. That’s it. So here’s my worry… I have a ton of confidence in my story, I love it, I breathe it and I will root for it till I’m blue in the face but as for the quality of writing -I’m in the Fifty Shades boat.
I’ve had others ask me, “If crappy books can be published and get popular then why are you so scared?” Here’s my answer, “Because you asked that question! I don’t want to get a crappy book published and reap the benefits of undeserving art. I don’t want to be one of those books that people refer to when asking that same question.”
With that being said, I have copied and pasted Jamie’s wonderful thoughts on the famously kinky novel below:
Fifty Shades of Good Fiction