Randomness = I’m basically not awake enough to jump into the WIP.
So this week several interesting things went on I’m making an opinion on (opinion) and in my own personal area. *waves hands around in a circle*
#1 Anti Bullies become Bullies?
I’m the sort who used to have a bad knee-jerk reaction to jumping into the middle of fray, ruckus, throw-down, bruhaha in the defense of friend, BLINDLY. *hangs head*
I took word for word the claims. Until one day I took time to actually start at the beginning and investigate what was being said. Turns out in my strong need to help stop a bully, I’d inadvertently become the bully. *hangs head lower*
Girl One– “Why don’t you like me? What did I ever do to you?” *wails*
Girl Two– “I just don’t like you. You’re a douchebaggery bitch of epic proportions.” Girl Two puts this on her Facebook status. Several friends, ‘Like’ her status.
Girl One, shocked, tells her friends. She’s hurt, confused and generally feeling ill about now. This girl, Girl One, puts these feelings on her Facebook status. Girl One’s friends, comment in shock and awe. They not only ‘like’ said status but ‘share’ said status.
Now Girl One is feeling a bit braver and vindicated. So she goes back Girl Two.
Girl One (to Girl Two)- “You’re the bitch. My friends said so. You need to be run out of town. You need to flee because they are going to beat you up. They are going to make suffer terrible hemorrhoids.”
*But* it doesn’t end there. Girl One’s friends have now joined. They too, are now making hate filled comments to Girl Two.
Wheeeee–now it’s gone Viral. Many, many are involved. For whatever reason, Girl One, begins deleting her comments back to Girl Two. The only comments left are those of Girl Two alone. (which makes me wonder, did she get a bad review, reply, get snark, return snark then BOOM-we have this blow-up?)
THIS IS WHERE the Anti Bullies, walk a fine line to ‘Becoming’ bullies themselves.
Even without the conversation being complete…droves are still showing unity for Girl One on the face value of her claim. While Girl One, was most certainly the recipient of asshattary, and yeah, some loyal friends came to have her back (good thing)…what of the rest of us now blindly going after Girl Two?
Fine line my friends, fine line.
Okay, I said Randomness, I wasn’t kidding.
#2 Noble Romance Publishing Closes their doors.
Most may already heard, Noble Romance Publishing has decided to close their doors. That said, Table for Three-Hold the Blood as well as another title, are NO longer available. I will update, if/when this status changes.
#3 To Prologue or Not to Prologue that is the Question?
Conversations have been heating up everywhere about this author/editor controversy. While to most everything in life there is an exception,
Fact: Agent/Editor Panel at Silken Sands Conference 2012 – It was NO. A few admitted they HAD seen where one worked, the claim that it was rare followed with several who said if they open a MS and see a prologue, they don’t read, OR at best, will read chapter one to see if strong enough WITHOUT the prologue.
Fact: Another publisher recently stated (as in yesterday) NO PROLOGUE.
This brings the total times I’ve heard NO to 6. Six publishing houses/agents/editors who have stated no.
Opinion: There are exceptions, but if the majority call it a bad idea, why take the chance? Make chapter one strong enough without the need of.