Thursday, March 31, 2011
Let's say. . . . . .
Less than happy about a review she received and launched into a rant the likes of which a two-year-old toddler would have been proud, or maybe even embarrassed. Depending on the toddler, I guess.
For those of you who might have missed it, here's the URL: http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/2011/03/greek-seaman-jacqueline-howett.html
Be prepared, however, it's full of slightly (ahem) colorful language. Knowing that agents and editors might tune in to the continuing saga (not sure I've EVER seen that many responses to a blog) would you really want to be remembered as the author who had the internet meltdown? Granted, she might be suffering from menopausal issues (I hope there's a logical reason) but then again, she might not.
Folks, don't burn any bridges in this industry. It isn't worth it.
Simply thank the person for taking the time to read your work, whether a reviewer or a crit partner, and move on. I hope no one within reading distance of this post EVER responds in like.
Good luck, happy writing, may all your reviews be AMAZING!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
She whispered and on and on . . .
What do all of you think? Do you dislike reading dialogue with
all kinds of tags? Or is a good story the most important thing?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
From my little corner of the world.
It’s spring, and what comes with spring in Michigan?
More snow, more sleet, more freezing rain.
Well, isn’t that just like a writer’s life?
Just when you feel like you have your foot in the door,
someone comes along and slams the door on your foot.
You can cry, whine it isn’t fair, and limp around,
or you can grab a pair of crutches and learn to walk
with them, run with them,
jump hurdles with them.
And get back to writing.
Until the next door opens and you are allowed a few
more steps inside.
Has spring been overcome with freezing rain in your writing
world, or are you simply missing the signals that tell you
you’re slowly getting ahead? One crocus at a time...
OR . . . maybe the time has come to kick the doggone
door down and step through. Don’t be afraid, take the
next step. If that novel has been sitting in your computer
drawer because you are afraid of the possibility of rejection,
then get off your fanny and move it! There's no day like today!
After all, there's freezing rain outside and nothing else to do
but dust off the work center and dig in.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I don't know about you, but I feel compelled to feel sorry for him.
But let's face it. This is what we all come down to.
It's the same with our writing. How do we want to be known?
Maybe writing erotica would net us thousands of dollars; okay, let's be honest, hundreds of thousands, but are willing to be known by that standard? And yes, this is a moral statement and stand, one which I have no problem defending.
When and if you are in the public eye, what will people say?
And if you're waiting for that day, remember this;
You ARE in the public eye every day of your life.