I am in the process of writing a second book and it will center around a character who is so obsessed with a celebrity that it has taken control of her entire life. It is a chick lit book and just like the main character, Marty Peters, in my first book, ‘And The Winner Is’, her obsession will lead her to a myriad of hilarious adventures.
Now, I know what you’re thinking-not another book about celebrities. Haven’t we had enough? If that is a question, then the answer is no. I mean, let’s face it, celebrities are fun to read about. They lead lives most of us will never get to experience-the private jets, the mansions, the one month stints at Malibu rehab centers. Some celebrities are boring, this is true, living their lives just like one of us. Those are the celebrities I see on the pages of US Magazine pumping their own gas, just like us, taking their kids to school, just like us and buying cereal and chips at the store, just like us (with the exception of Kate Middleton, who looked utterly unbelievable pushing that shopping cart outside of a grocery store in England right after she got married. I mean-who is she kidding here? She’s not one of us. She lives in a castle, has an army of bodyguards and a prince for a husband).
Then there are the celebrities that are, what I like to term, train wrecks either happening or in the making. You know who I’m talking about-the ones with the knock out fights at bars, the not so glamorous mug shots, the messy divorces, the lawsuits, the sex tapes, and the ones who get thrown out of airplanes because of rude behavior (I’m not mentioning any names-you fill in the blanks). These are the celebrities I can’t get enough of, and apparently, from the popularity of entertainment cable shows, tabloids magazine and reality TV shows, millions of other people can’t get enough of either. We love to talk about them. We live to complain about them and yet, we are glued to their every move.
So with that in mind, I am starting to write my book and I have to admit, it’s the most fun I’ve had in months and I find myself sitting down at my desk for hours, typing away. It’s becoming my obsession now! Who knew that all those years of reading People magazine would come in so handy one day:-)