Random Thoughts

1. Why Mondays? Seriously. Why?

2. I don’t get why authors beg other authors to go vote for them in a reader poll. This is different, by the way, from alerting your readers about such a poll. I’m talking about appealing directly to groups of other authors. Let’s say that works and all your author friends vote for you in droves and YAY! You win. Well, so what? You didn’t win because readers loved your book. You won because you begged. How good will you feel afterward? All right, so I get why authors do that, because then you can brag about the win and maybe you’ll get some increased sales. But inside, you’ll know it’s a lie. Am I crazy for feeling that way?
3. I kind of feel the same way about my mailing list, which is quite small. Trust, me the numbers are nothing to brag about. But if I make people sign up for my mailing list in order to enter a contest or what have you, don’t I end up with a bunch of people who are on my newsletter list to win stuff? I want people on the list because they want to know about my books. Is that dumb of me? I suspect it is. But I can’t help feeling that way.
4. I’m serious about the Monday question.
5. I recently did an interesting track down search for a funny post that I originally saw on Twitter that said, basically, something about editor humor. Well, I’m all about finding out if editors really do have a sense of humor. (Kidding!! I know you do!! Editors are some of the funniest people I know.)
Anyway, I clicked through and landed at the always wonderful SciFi Guy Blog. This post was headed Why Werewolves Teach Their Kids Grammar which gave credit to the blog Only The Best SciFi/Fantasy with their post titled, A touching Story of How Grammar saved A Life. That post credited Boing Boing but without a link back. But I found that post which is titled Fun with Punctuation and it credits Dweebist. The Dweebist post is titled merely Commas, and it seems to be the source.
It’s like Internet Telephone. From commas to saving lives, to werewolf humor to editor humor.
But it’s still funny.


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3 Responses to “Random Thoughts”

  1. Angie says:

    Maybe, just maybe, they actually wanted to eat Grandpa!

  2. SciFiGuy says:

    Point #1, I'm all for renaming it Lets-get-it-over-with day. Thanks for the mention Carolyn.

  3. Patti O'Shea says:

    I agree with you on point 2. I even blogged about it when I did a mini-vent about author behavior that bugs me. This was one of them, along with begging for Twitter followers, inviting me to join their fan page on FB, and a few other things.

    I hate Mondays. Might have to load the Boomtown Rats and listen to that a few dozen times. Add half a foot of snow to my Monday, strong winds, and more falling and you've got a Monday to the nth degree.