Archive for the 'Ranty McRants or Ranty McRantypants' Category

Jun
18
2009
Ranty McRant Full Steam Ahead…

I’m sorry, I need to rant just a little about something that is one of my biggest pet peeves – If you’re rejected by New York or any publisher really, it’s not because you’re “too edgy” or “too sexy” or … Read More »

May
8
2009
Spam is Spam (Writerly Type Post)

I’ve said it before but I’ll repeat – I’m not an expert, I just know what works for me and what doesn’t. I’ve watched a lot of authors promote their work over the years and you know the one thing … Read More »

Apr
12
2009
Amazon Tomfoolery

Last week, the rankings on about 1/3 of my titles at Amazon.com suddenly disappeared. Since Amazon occasionally has system glitches, I figured it was simply one of those and resolved to check back the following day. Only the ranking was … Read More »

Sep
7
2008
for the love of all that is covered in buttercream

I’m so frustrated and frazzled right now. I’m still sick, trying to finish up edits on one book and to keep working on another and I have just had to send cease and desist letters for the sixth time THIS … Read More »

Aug
8
2008
Chill Out!

It’s really easy to be aggrieved. There are things I see every day that push my buttons and annoy the heck out of me. But as authors, we’re responsible for the community we make.

Not everyone is out to get … Read More »

Jul
12
2008
Reading Should Be Fun, People

Earlier today I read an entry over at Booksquare that had me nodding my head – The Reading Problem. I’ve touched on this several times but it can’t be said enough frankly.

Reading, by some, is treated like a … Read More »

Jul
1
2008
Sigh. Okay, I'm about to rant and it's not pretty. You have been warned

Yannow, today is crappy on several levels. And then I got wind of this little gem from “Kat” who, while enjoying the book club menu of foods starting with “I”, decided with her very smart and highbrow friends that they … Read More »

Jun
29
2008
As An Aside…

I hate the term cougar for a woman who likes younger men. I mean, hate it with a grand passion that stirs up all my feminine outrage. It’s not a nice term. It’s not sexy. It’s derogatory.

Everyone has preferences. … Read More »

Apr
30
2008
Sigh – Today's RWR

and after a deep breath (and picking the kids up from school)

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Feb
28
2008
Thursday Writerly Type Post…

Yesterday while writing, IMing and surfing the intarwebs I saw an interesting post over at the FFF community about author blogs and advice on what we should and shouldn’t blog about. The original post was that an agent advised a … Read More »