Friday Free For All

Fifties LatteStand by for gritching and a few high spots gathered from around the webz of the last few weeks while I’ve been in deadline hell.

Gritch–well-known author disses categories on a writers’ loop. Pissed me off. Discourse. Do I engage or walk away? As a few weeks have passed, I let it go but it pissed me right the hell off. She blew off categories like they were easy to write–that same old “it’s a formula, insert tab A in slot b plot.” Seriously? It’s hard to write a category, people. Trust me! I zip out my suspense and paranormals by the word full. My categories? I sweat BS&T. (Blood, sweat and tears).

Awesomesauce: Y’all need to go to the RED PEN OF DOOM blog and check out this amazing 007/Star Wars mashup video made by some students. Y’all should check out all his posts while you’re there. Guy is an awesome guy. Yeah, I see that pun there. 😉

Apologists – FB massaging trending news, the vast majority of employee support Hillary, and all I see is how terrible it is that the Republican Congress wants to look into thing and get an explanation? You can darn well be sure that if the shoe was on the other foot, the lefties would be screaming bloody murder. That said, anybody who gets all their news from a social media site like FB deserves the idiocy they get. And there was a summit. Can’t tell if anything changed. The rhetoric hasn’t. And you know, I don’t care who you support or why but the next person who suggests I fail as a woman because I refuse to vote for the apparent Democratic candidate JUST BECAUSE SHE’S A WOMAN? Yeah…don’t. I’m too tired and short-fused. Obviously, since I discussing politics in public, I thing I very seldom–if ever–do. And speaking of…

Far be it for me to dis another woman’s fashion sense but damn. If you pay $10-15,000 dollars for an outfit? You shouldn’t look like you’re wearing a Chinese concentration camp uniform or a bedazzled white lab coat. Especially when your message is, “I feel your pain, shrinking middle class, despite my millions in speaker fees, and….” Well, enough politics.

Dear New York Times: You suck. You go all out on an article about Rizzoli and Isles the TV show (it’s the show’s last season) and yet you forget to mention Tess Gerritson, the NYT best-selling author who writes the freaking books is never mentioned? REALLY?!?!?! Here’s the LINK to the article. Tess’s response? “How would the journalist feel if they left his by-line off…” Yeah. Grrrr. Disrespect is disrespect.

Okay, I need to balance out the negative with something positive. Here…cute critters. Have a great weekend. Who’s doing something fun?!? Me? Writing and editing (hopefully).

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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3 Responses to Friday Free For All

  1. OMG, ROFL… we’re dying over here because I already said the EXACT same things about those outfits to Hubs. And now I gotta know who the well-known author is. You tell me yours and I’ll tell you mine about the bestselling author who publicly dissed self-published books by intimating that anything sold for $2.99 has to be crap. We’ll dish via email, of course, because we can’t afford to be caught saying anything in public like they can. Grrrr and Bah and Feh. The Tess Gerritsen thing sucks. But it’s the NYT, and I would expect something like that from them. They’ve really started flushing their journalistic integrity down the ol’ crapper. And finally, YES! I’m tired of people suggesting I’m somehow not a woman if I don’t use my genitals to chose the next president. It’s offensive as hell. If someone suggested men had to vote against her because she was a woman, there’d be a huge uproar… as there should be. Trot out the opposite and it’s all happy faces and balloons. Barf.

    But YAY puppies!! That was totally cuteness overload this morning. Love it!

    This weekend, well today, I have flowers to plant. I put in the new iris bed, but it’ll look pathetic until the irises take hold, so I picked up two pots of coneflowers, three 6-pks of zinnias, and one of giant marigolds. Then I have to get Up Wish Creek edited. And figure out why SCIU3 sucks so I can fix it and get back on track. Time to tug on my big girl brassiere and get to work.

    • Silver James says:

      Go plant your flowers. I’m trying to wade through emails and some other businessy stuffs then back to work for more words today. I’d love to be finished by tomorrow so I could have a couple of days to read, tighten, and fix.

      Gender politics have always sorta pissed me off and I am of an age to have been there at the beginning. ‘Nuff said. 😀

      • Flowers planted. I’ll try to get a pic tomorrow and post it on Sunday. I hope you got all your businessy stuff done and cranked out some major words.

        Yeah, I missed the thick of the whole ‘revolution’, but the backwash of it has always irritated me. Bleh.

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