Something to Whine About
"Writers love their jobs. But sometimes, they deserve to whine."Tess also blogs about a "fan" who's intent on ruining TG's career because one of her old romance novels was re-issued.
Oh, to have the problems of a Gerritsen, Clark, Steele, Roberts, Brown, etc.
Now granted, I'm sure even JK Rowling has her share of writer woes, but I just had to shake my head at Tess' line up there when I finished reading her post. I mean, when I think about how much Millenia Black, Monica Jackson, and many others who are being denigrated in publishing--not allowed an equal shot at their job--deserve to whine, my heart moves. How about when folks who are in a position to make some difference insult writers, calling them liars when they whine about it? And others totally ignore you as if you aren't worth the time?
How about when the disparity is glaringly obvious-- but there's dead silence from anyone who can help raise awareness and/or make some difference? If similar affronts were being thrust upon certain others, it's all we'd ever hear about from the more popular literary venues and notable peoples.
Now there's something writers deserve to whine about. Something real, of painful gravity. Something substantive.