E.L. James, the author behind the phenomenally successful Fifty Shades of Grey series, is planning to release another book for aspiring writers who want to replicate her whips-to-riches story.
Called Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess, the book, from what I can tell, is basically a glorified notepad. James explained it is a "bonded leather journal offering readers and aspiring writers a place where they can record their innermost thoughts." Well, I'm sure the words 'bonded' and 'leather' certainly appeal to her readership.
The book, which releases on May 1st, will also include excerpts from her three Fifty Shades of Grey novels (which I assume anyone who buys this new book will already own), plus writing tips and a playlist of music which inspired her "Mommy porn" story.
James' publisher added:
As E.L. James traveled and met with her readers, there was a great curiosity about how she got started writing. Her personal story as a writer is inspirational to many women, and journaling has been an important part of her creative process from the start.
I definitely agree. Keeping a journal can be an important element in writing. But I fail to see why this book is really necessary, I mean Samuel Pepys didn't write his magnus opus on the back of a raunchy 17th century copper-etching, so why should you do the equivalent? If you want to keep a diary, may I suggest going out and buying a diary? It'll be much cheaper and a lot less sordid.
In any case, with the Fifty Shades of Grey novels selling like sexy hot-cakes, I'm sure her latest literary enterprise will also fly off the shelves. What do you think? Will you be picking up a copy of the journal?