First of all, forgive me – I’m a bit pissed off tonight!
You know, nothing gets me going in that angry way more than insensitive people. I have blogged about indiscrimination recently and somehow we all think of that in a huge way – blacks and whites, gays…whatever or whomever we don’t seem to understand as humans, we have to have a negative opinion about.
So today I saw an email cross my desk that forced me to jump on Facebook enraged. I belong to a secret group of writers on FB, naughty writers to be exact. We compare marketing, give ideas on stories and ideas where we are having trouble finishing a scene, commiserate over rejections and drink champagne because of the wonderful reviews and new contracts.
We also talk about…gonna say it…assholes. You know the ones. The opinionated folks that have nothing better to do than to chastise you for whatever suits them. Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand that erotic writing and reading isn’t for everyone. I don’t push that on anyone. If you want to read one of my naughty pieces on BDSM or engage in a menage in your mind, please enjoy. If you need to shy away, no problem.
But DO NOT speak against the profession, the covers, the writing style or the people that write them. One of my lovely colleagues interviewed me for a very HOT HOT HOT blog on Naughty Nights Press and she created an event on Facebook for this. Now, while it may not seem like much to you, it takes a little time and not only do I feel honored being on her blog (thank you Miss Gina Kincade and love your site) but I also feel wonderful that she took the time to create the event. So a shout out here and please enjoy – for her site, not because of my guesting.
For the most part people were lovely on the event site. I did have one jerk that was angry with me (for assorted reasons) post “smut from a slut” before wiping it off. Sadly, it went to my phone before he, yes he, was able to do that. Don’t worry guys, I have a thick skin but I do get pissed when folks treat my buddies this way.
One of my buds was flabbergasted by a writer that did everything but try and burn her Facebook page down. She ran fast and hard from this love writer’s covers. COVERS people and if you’ve seen mine…mine are racy. Hers are beautiful. I can’t take it. It ranks right up there with the idiots that challenge my character because I write erotic romance. ROMANCE. Okay…enough of the soap box.
My thoughts are a shout out to you fellow writers. If you don’t like the genre, that’s cool, just keep your mouth shut. I don’t malign what you write, whether it’s Christian based or something from the wild west. You deserve to enjoy your successes and so do we. Somehow hiding behind a computer gives us the right to be a jerk, right?
Give that a thought the next time you post something. You know what, we all have different likes and hates. That’s what makes our country and the rest of the world wonderful but…BUT…. remember that what you say, tweet, post, blog, email and vlog will be there – forever. Do you really want to be remembered by your negative comment or the quality of your writing and the good feelings you give those around you? Instead of blasting – offer advice and help to a fellow writer! You just might gain a friend.
My thought for the day…fired up and ready to take on the world
As always…Kisses xxx
PS Join – my good friend BLMorticia with a hot little excerpt I’ll be posting on my Naughty Minx site later. She’s going to give you a taste of BDSM…hmmm