…Ã‚Â Can you think of any?
I’m very easy on books.Ã‚Â There are certain kinds I love to read–mystery, chick lit, women’s lit, thriller (the Patterson murder type books that I think are categorized as thriller), and classics.
Very few books I’ve picked up have been unreadable to me.Ã‚Â I don’t love every book, but I’m always surprised when I see on blogs that people are slaying this book or that because they think it’s so poorly written or beneath them or whatever.Ã‚Â
I may not like Mary Higgins Clark books, but think of what she’s done…enough people think she’s good that she’s become some sort of incorporated thingy that’s practically alive itself.Ã‚Â I would kill to have what she does.
Chick Lit as a category is viewed as less than…Do I care?Ã‚Â No, buy my book and let me live as a writer, for the love of God, please let that happen.
Don’t get me wrong, in talking with friends I’ve said, “My books better than THAT book.”Ã‚Â And my friends supportively tell me my book’s great compared to THIS sucky thing….But I don’t think I’d put it in print.Ã‚Â It feels too sour grapes because the bottom line is, no matter how smelly I think someone else’s book is, theirs is published mine isn’t…YET–I have to send out positive energy.
Then there was the Nicole Richie thing…I was negative about that. More for her attitude toward it…as though she had to be forced to write something she didn’t want to…that’s bothersome, but not the case with most writers.
On that note, I’m totally obsessed with my book as its making rounds at publishers.Ã‚Â I imagine it in the hands of some editor, her laughing her ass off as she falls in love with it…
Then I imagine that might not happen.Ã‚Â That’s the thought I wish I could banish from my mind.Ã‚Â The most I contact my agent is once a month for updates…but it’s with great restraint that I don’t email once a week…there’s a reasonÃ‚Â agents suggest authors keep their distance.Ã‚Â
I’m not so distracted that I can’t write.Ã‚Â I’ve written two books since starting the agentÃ‚Â search process and just started another this month.Ã‚Â But, I’m not very good at waiting.Ã‚Â I’m trying to see the good in the wait.Ã‚Â It has to be there.
So now I’ve made my case as the anti-book-snob snob, like anytime you say something negative about a book, I’d be there calling you an ass.Ã‚Â That’s not what I mean…Just that sometimes the bashing goes too far.Ã‚Â And its depressing.
PS, sorry for the wrong use of it’s and its…I have mind blank when it comes to its usage…I know the rule, but I still use it wrong…