UPDATE: John Green has posted the following message on Twitter: "So I've seen a few headlines that I "May Never Write Another Book Again" or whatever in re my most recent video. As I think is clear in the video, I'm enjoying writing again after a while away. I hope and intend to publish more books... But I'm not certain. I've become deeply, encyclopedically uncertain (and not just about writing). But I'm enjoying writing!"
John Green has announced that he might never publish another book following the whirlwind success of The Fault In Our Stars back in 2012 and we have a lot of emotions that we're trying to work through right now.
Before the release of TFIOS, John published a bunch of books in fairly quick succession to each other - Looking For Alaska, An Abundance of Katherine's, Paper Towns, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson were all released in the 00s and are all clearly awesome.
But, in his latest Vlog Brothers post, John opened up about how he really struggled putting pen to paper following the massive (and terrifying) success of Hazel and Gus's story: "I started to feel this intense pressure, like people were watching over my shoulder while I was writing"
Explaining that his attempts to write a new novel just never quite worked out, John shared: "Somewhere in that period, my job stopped being Person Who Writes Books, which is a present-tense job title, and became Person Who Wrote That One Book, which is a past-tense job title."
That's when John discussed whether there'd be any future releases to look forward to, and the news isn't particularly encouraging: "Writing had always been a safe and sane way to pore out my obsessiveness and recursive thinking. But then suddenly it didn't provide that release anymore.
He added: "I missed writing, but in the way you miss someone you used to love. I don't know if I'll ever publish another book and even if I do, I don't know whether people will like it."
We're the first to admit we're a little gutted by this news, but we totally get John's reasoning behind easing off on writing for now. Besides, we can still get our regular John Green fix by checking out his YouTube channels.
Still. Emotional stuff.
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