Posts Tagged ‘romance genre’

My Hero!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

My new hero is Jim McCarthy of Dystel & Goderich for this post on commercial vs. literary fiction.

It’s nice to hear it put so passionately from someone who works with both.


Catching up

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Mostly, I’ve been busy working on Magellan’s Witch. Some parts are going well, others need work. I’ve moved some stuff around and now I’ve just discovered that a whole section is not in the order I thought I put in in, but I’m busy fixing this other chapter and now I’m irritated that I have to go fix that next when I thought things would be OK after that. me. frowning

Also, just as a side rant, I am really really REALLY sick of people making snotty comments about romance. I was reading an agent’s blog the other day and in the comments, someone said, basically, how horrible a particular situation would be if people were gasp! horrors! reading a Harlequin romance instead of something else. Why? Just freaking why would that be so horrible? Oh, I’m just not going to get going on that. Reading is reading. And Francis Bacon himself noted famously that books are to be digested in different ways. If I’m at a point in my life where I want to have a guaranteed happy ending at the end of my book, why the heck is that a disaster that will, apparently, bring down Western Civilization as we know it? I believe the commenter managed to insult Comic books, too. me. rolling eyes and trying hard not to bust a gut.

Oh, just Sigh. I have to go back to fixing crap.


Is Academia Coming Around?

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Here’s a really interesting article about Nora Roberts. The last two paragraphs are especially interesting. This academic actually read one of Nora’s books, and his analysis is fascinating. Worth the read.


You’re not paranoid if…

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Tess Gerrittsen has this post that’s well worth reading. The comment trail is good, too. Romance authors are definitely not paranoid. Alas.