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Jan 10 2013, 12:06 AM
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She represents Bryan Dattilo and Leann Hunley, among others. And she stays in touch with others like Greg Meng and Deidre Hall. So it's fairly clear she likes the show and the genre, but that doesn't mean she wants to take on the buzzsaw atmosphere of being the head writer.
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Sheri Anderson has said repeatedly in interviews that she isn't interested in taking on the stress of being head writer for a soap.
Several fans have suggested a scenario where she could be story consultant and help map out the storylines, while letting someone else take on the day-to-day hassles of HW duties. But we don't know if that's ever been a viable option for either her or the show.
Meanwhile, the third book in her Days of Our Lives trilogy has been put on indefinite hold per her latest Facebook post on 12/20/12.
Do you know what interviews she said this in? I've seen reference to it but I don't think I've actually seen her say it. I'm curious to see her wording. I don't think her book was postponed because of her.
Re: the book release delay... sorry, I didn't mean to imply that it was her fault. I have no idea why it is, but was just including it because I came across her relatively new post when I checked her FB page.
Re: sources for her reluctance to return to soap writing... Good question. Like you, I've heard it mentioned repeatedly in message board discussions. And I mostly got that impression from hearing accounts of people who had met her on the book tour and asked her about writing for Days again. In any case, here are a few quotes from interviews/tweets I found online. TV Guide article
"I love this kind of writing because it gives me total freedom with the characters," says Anderson [about the first Days novel]. "I can take them to any lavish locale in the world and I don't have to worry about budget restrictions or actor contracts!" Diva of DOOL Interview 6/8/10 (Go to minute 00:56:56)http://www.blogtalkradio.com/diva-of-dool/2010/06/08/the-diva-of-days-of-our-lives-interviews-sheri-and
Summary: When asked whether she would ever return to writing soaps, she was diplomatic. She said she always says she would never do it, but that there is a draw to these stories. So she said she should never say never. However, she likes the freedom of sitting out by the pool and writing without having to worry. So she's pretty happy with the way things are at this time. Twitter exchange on 3/11/11:Brian Trippț@bjtripp2
@sheriawriter I wish that Gary Tomlin & Ken Corday would bring you back to Days as head writer. I love your new book Secret in Salem. 11 Mar 11Sheri Andersonț@sheriawriter
@bjtripp2 How sweet, but I'd never have the freedom to write the way I can for the novels. How they do so well these days is amazing to me!
I've always been under the impression that, as one of those interviews says, she was merely being diplomatic. She's stayed attached enough to the show that I have a hard time imagining she wouldn't want the job. But I know that there are some people who hear from her in other capacities, so I thought that might have come from them.
However, I do wonder whether she would accept if they offered her some sort of story consultant role that would allow her the freedom to advise and map out stories without taking on the day-to-day hassles of budgets, actor contracts, set limitations, tight deadlines, and all the rest of the things she says she doesn't like.
Btw, I'm not one of those advocating to bring her back, although I'm not necessarily against it either.
ETA to clarify: the word "diplomatic" was mine in that summary of the audio interview. I considered using the word "coy" because her answer was generally vague. My take after listening to the previous fifty-six minutes was that she wasn't really interested in being head writer, but since she had just spent fifty-six minutes talking about the show, she didn't want to flat out say uh-uh, no way.
Edited by annie21
, Jan 10 2013, 12:10 AM.