|Posted on June 5, 2013 at 5:10 PM|
Off today and thought I would just hang out at Starbucks and check on how the books are doing, get some atmospheric blogs going on, and just do and be nothing for the day.
I shopped on a couple of writer's sites, and was very surprised to find that there is a lot of
out there! This I was shocked at too, because if I happen to be the next big thing in Paranormal Romance, there is no way I wouldn’t want to give the next writer all the tips I could to help them make it as well.
However, what I found were a lot of pretentious writers, authors and reviewers who think their booties don't stank, just like the rest of us.
At one site people even took issue with authors who posted their already published works (no not me! Lol), and said things like, this is not for you, go to the published page. Or if you want to add to this thread you need to be unpublished.
The famous one, they just erased the people’s links, post, and anything related to the person!
Way harsh y'all lol
But what I'm very surprised about, is this so called elite intellectual community of ours, where people supposedly aspire to assuage the minds of the public with both literature and meaning, who really are a bunch of school yard kids basically saying;
“If I can't be quarterback, then I'm taking my ball and going home!”
Then writing as a whole? I mean c'mon, why should any literature be pigeon holed, except by it's genre? Why should it be labeled as Black literature, Latino literature, Asian literature ect. I”ve never seen the title Caucasian literature?
Have you lol?
Seriously guys lol, I'm curious I wanna know lol. If you find it send it to me.
If I read Shakespeare, do I look for the title which states; written by a British white man, but its speculated that Phillip Marlo actually wrote it?
So why is it implied by a label that any book that is;
1. Written by a minority or
2. About minorities? Should be placed in another section away from the main stream.
Wtf is this?
Should not the book be reviewed or read because it’s a good book, not what color/race the character or the writer is?
But then if this were the case, I would be living in a euphoric, beatific, cool, crazy, delighted, dreamy, ecstatic, elated, enchanted, enraptured state of none existence, hahahaha;
Where Utopia actually exists.
This truly pisses me off, because the vast majority of readers don't think like that, so who should some butthole in marketing? Then I guess I sorta look at Love through rose-colored glasses, because the person's race should not matter in love. If it did then I wouldn't be here, nor my kiddies.
Seriously, I am at a loss on how to market my own books lol!
I mean should it matter to the average reader that my main female character isn’t white if the story’s good? Should it matter to the African-American/White/ Chinese Japanese/ Hindu business ex ect., that my character is Latina and African?
All semantics to me, acceptable, allowable Bullshit that I find so irritating!
Wolves, Vamps and anything else supernatural is not normal in the first place; so why would any of this bollix matter when reading or writing paranormal? Or any other genre for that matter.
Lol, I swear it gets under my skin!!!
Anyway, after two cups of my amazing Starbuck’s Latte, I feel a bit better, but wired as hell!
What do they put in that coffee at SB