Have you ever tried to incorporate a popular trend (such as zombies or vampires) into your own work? Have you ever felt pressure to do so to increase sales/circulation?
Some people have referred to me as Mr. Anti-Trend.
When bell bottoms and flares were all the rage (way back when), I would only wear straight leg pants. Five years after that, when straight leg jeans were in, I was sporting flares.
I do not own a smartphone (I refuse to get a phone smarter than me).
Don’t own any Apple products. My MP3 player is a Sansa.
I never rollerbladed or went to spinning class.
I didn’t start watching Breaking Bad until the series had already ended.
I’m not on Instagram or Pinterest or Tsu or Reddit or StumbleBumble or whatever.
I don’t know the difference between a mocha, a macchiato, an espresso, a frappuccino, a cappuccino, a whatheheckuccino, a latte, and a flat white (although that last one sounds like the paint color I used for my wife’s dressing room). I think there’s coffee involved, right?
I still own luggage without wheels.
When I read a newspaper in the morning, I read a newspaper.
Sometimes I wear a watch on my wrist. One whose only function is to tell time.
In fact, I’m so untrendy I don’t even know what the current trends are!
I guess my answer to this question is obvious: No, I don’t write to any current trends. I write what I want, and figure if I like it, there must be someone else out there, somewhere, who might like it too.
Now, can anyone help me program my Betamax?
(This entry is simul-posted on Criminal Minds.)