Monday, July 24, 2006

Irony

Is it just me, or does it seem ironic (irritating? unsurprising?) that the authors come out of the woodwork to jump into discussions like this or this, but when a discussion like this comes up they are nowhere to be found? Right now there are 62 comments on that last post, and not one by a recognizable, New York-published author (and you know they all saw it and the other posts circulating in the blogosphere).

Oh wait, I know why they're not there. Because the first "discussion" was about a meanie reader beating up on the poor author. But the new "discussion" is just about the unimportant issue of inclusion/exclusion in romanceland and who deserves to be part of the "in crowd" and they all really don't want to be the last-kid-picked-for-the-kickball-team. I've realized it now -- for most authors, an internet presence is either 1 - marketing to readers or 2 - networking with other authors. It's all mercenary.
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7 comments:

Jorrie Spencer said...

Well, I have seen Nora Roberts post at Sybil's and Kate's blog.

Beverly said...

Well that's nice to see. But I would say that Nora Roberts is not the typical, opinionated-when-it-helps-me author with an internet presence.

Jorrie Spencer said...

Typical, Nora Roberts is not, certainly!

Mailyn said...

I have to say I love your blog and the fact that you have manga as well up here. I can hardly find anyone who likes manga or anime in blogland. lol.

yes it is rather ironic but I expected it since, like you said, the first one was about "us vs them"

lol.

islandgirl said...

Glad to have you back!

Kristie (J) said...

Hey there!!!! Welcome back!!!! We missed you there.

sybil said...

WOW! You're back!

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