Thursday, February 27, 2014

REBLOG: Write Your Ass Off: Publishing is NOT a zero-sum game.

So this isn't a real Thursday Thirteen post today, but it goes along with the "small taste" theme. It's the first time I'm reblogging a post from another blogger. 

The following link is to a fabulous post by author Tymber Dalton in response to the recent uproar caused by an author badmouthing J.K. Rowling. I have to say I was more than a bit shocked the person had the balls to say Ms. Rowling should stop writing and then proceed to trash her Harry Potter books...after admitting she'd NEVER read one of them.

Can you believe that?

What's going on in the publishing world? I mean, before I tossed my hat in the ring, I never heard of all "authors behaving badly" or "Internet trolls." I never thought in my wildest dreams or nightmares that an author would launch attacks on another simply because they perceive them as a threat or competition.

Tymber puts it all out there and details exactly how I feel about the situation too. I may not be published as Stephanie yet, but I have three other pen names with books out. I've been supported by some of the finest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and also been slammed in reviews recently by a few simply because they could do it.

I'm building up a thick skin during all of this, but I'm happy to say I do have others to lean on and make me laugh at myself and any "alleged" trolls. In the end, it's not worth going on the warpath and maybe ruining my career. I'd rather keep plugging along and help others to do the same. I cheer them on during their successes and lend an ear when they just need to blow off steam.

That's would friends and colleagues do for each other. Not all of us are the best of friends, but we're all in the same boat. We know the struggles, heartaches and the joys. Who better to understand what we're going through than another author?

Go ahead and click on the link to Tymber's blog and leave a comment for her.

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Until next time,


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