Time for a quickie before bed: until a Saturday Night Live sketch made multiple references to the E.L. James book Fifty Shades of Grey, I'd never actually heard of it. Sue me, I'm not up on "mommy porn" trends. The history of the story that became Fifty Shades of Grey, however, is absolutely fascinating...or is it alarming?
Either way, if you're curious, MediaBistro's GalleyCat posted (a few months ago) "The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey". As remarkable as the tale of the road to publication is, the takeaway of this success is "The future of literature is on Fanfiction.net." That doesn't exactly put me in a place of serenity.