42. The day before ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Who was the person that mixed up the days of the Star Wars release in her head. Yep. That would have been me. This is the girl that started a countdown six months before Episode II was released. So instead of Friday, I shall be going to the movies tomorrow morning. Star Wars has taken over my brain today. I might be a bit obsessed with it, but it has always been a part of my life. One of those ever constant things. I've read a good many of the books, and when I saw a whole pile of them for sale at my church's book sale I picked up all they had, all seven. At fifty cents a piece, it was a bargain. I was considering picking up the hard cover for Episode III, but it wasn't in my budget. I can wait for it to be released in paperback, and pick it up then if I still want to.

I'm in the polishing stage with my Torquere contest submission. My CP said it was sweet and romantic, with good description. Yes, I even managed to turn a masturbation piece sweet. I also pulled out an old short that looked to not have made it into an anthology I submitted to months ago, and sent that off to Clean Sheets. Hopefully something will come up there. I need to work on more edits for my novella, and I'm also missing the boys in my Lonely Street WIP. I need to see where I'm going with them. I've got about seven thousand words down there. I'm thinking it will turn out to be at least double that before I'm through with the story going in my head.

I've continued following some of the discussion going on with blog entry I discussed in my blog entry yesterday. Yes, the author apologized. This is good, but it turns out some are blaming the publisher for the author's words. Every person is responsible for what they say. Yes, she did stand up and apologize. She did that on her own. I do commend her for that. I don't see one author's words causing me to not buy books from the publisher. If I see a book I want, I'll buy it.

Last night, I was thinking about that entry and another I had read earlier in the week. In both, the author of the blog seems to put down other authors. One because of genre, and the other because they have self-published. There is a stigma with self-publication that I will talk about another time.Why should one author put another or others down though. We all write. We all write differently and in different genres. Their are so many readers out there, and enough books for them all. If a reader wants to buy a book, having another in the same genre or that was self-published isn't going to stop them from buying it.

I guess I just don't see why it happens. We're all writers. All of us work together to improve our craft. I've seen so many writer's helping other writers improve themselves. Forums such as Romance Divas, The Water Cooler @ Absolute Write, and Erotic Romance Writer's Forum, all help writers. I spend some of days there, and I see writers helping others. When one writers puts down another, it makes look like some kind of competition which it is, but not in the way where we must put down those that also do what we do. I guess I may never understand it.


chryscat said...

Gina, I don't understand it either. I've blogged about it myself. Author snobbery.
It is divisive and destructive. It has no place in a professional relationship. But people who feel this way will probably never change their stripes. Pity that. They don't know what they're missing. I don't bash trad pubs, and I don't expect to be slammed in return.
Bitterness is a hard taste to get out of one's mouth.

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