Cut the sentimental crap

Author: Jax Cassidy // Category: , ,
I try to be nice and my friends tell me I'm really not that way. LOL So, I'm going to talk about being out of the eUniverse...seems to me I lost interest in specific review and snark blogs a while back. I hear there's quite a controversy going on from a particular blog that's firing up authors and pitting them against one another. I still haven't read it, and I don't care to... or I know it'll burn my butt. The jist of it is that someone mentioned how inappropriate it is to wear costumes at the literacy signing. This garnered many folks believing that authors who wear costumes has set us back in our movement to be taken seriously. Even NY Times Best Selling authors had a piece of the blog...they totally feel that authors who aren't dressed professionally for these signing events do more damage to our reputation. Well, you know what I say? Bullshit. I've been to many signings as a fan/reader and I can say that an author can wear a paperbag over their heads and the readers aren't going to care. They're there because they love the authors work and enthusiastic about having the opportunity to face the writers to tell them how much they love them. I've seen authors who come in their sweatsuits and if that isn't professional, why does it matter if an author is wearing a cute getup to promote their new line? I think the attack was mainly on two particular authors and their posse. I won't name names but I thought they looked adorable at conference! It made me want to know what their project was about and ask questions. It's a shame that we as writers would attack each other rather than support our efforts. I sometimes look at these issues as immature and a setback. To be attacked by your own peers is quite an embarrassment. Women's fiction / romance authors are known for their "community and cohesiveness", in these instances I don't see it. I guarantee that if someone attacked me for the way I dressed, or what I'm wearing, or what color hair I have without really knowing me ... it's a sad state of mind for that person. Sure we always judge at a glance, but you have to look beyond the surface to find the real jewel! I could go on and on about this, but don't want to waste any more time. I'm hoping that before "authors attack", they should first think about the consequences and what an ass they'll sound like after the fact. I know from experience the whole Mrs. Giggles thing was misconstrued and I ended up a villain. But ask anyone who knows me they'll know I take pride in being professional, I would give my last dime to those in need, and I'd put anyone up in my home if they didn't have a place to go. It's the truth and if everyone only saw me for my 'rock-'n-roll' attitude on the outside, they'd miss out on the person I am inside....

3 Responses to "Cut the sentimental crap"

L.K. Campbell Says :
7:07 PM

As the character, Emily Latella used to say on SNL, "It's always somethin'." All of this blog drama and the mud that gets slung around does more to diminish the professional image of authors than the clothes they choose to wear.

Lillian Feisty Says :
9:20 PM

I am so over blog drama. I made the mistake of going to a few last week and I could not believe all the bull shit going on.

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