As the movie portion of Fifty Shades of Grey begins its closing act… Fifty Shades Freed, I wanted to reflect on the 5+ year journey.
I remember being at the midnight screening of the Hunger Games with Mags when we first discussed reading a book my sister suggested – Fifty Shades of Grey – they were calling it Mommy Porn.
I’ve come to hate the term Mommy Porn, but it worked for me at the time. I was home sick recovering from my 5th oral surgery and figured if I was going to read “Mommy Porn” I should probably do it when I wasn’t working.
I was right, for 5 days I read the 3 books in every free moment I had. On my way to dinner with a friend, I pulled over on a highway to download the book to my iPhone, in case I had to wait for my friend. I slept when I couldn’t stay awake any longer, then read when I could’t sleep. My every moment was ruled by Fifty Shades.
Meanwhile Mags read the first book was wasn’t sure about finishing the series. I made her and it turned out to be one of those times I was right.
When I was back at work and Mags and I made another friend reading Fifty the conversation around Fifty never stopped.
Over a weekend I had this idea to start a website and brainstormed some ideas. Then back in the office, I talked Mags into starting latersbaby.net
I think I sold mags with he idea that we could make a little money on it.
100 Twitter followers that day was quite encouraging. The money never came through. O’well. We were having fun.