I’m blogging over at the Bradford Bunch blog today about villains. There’s a contest too.
And…just a little rant. I could do a big long one on this subject because it’s one of those things that presses my buttons, but I don’t have time.
I get really sick of authors pushing their silly publishing hierarchies. As if an author who writes for a small press is inferior to authors who write for large presses. Wake up and smell the ink, people. You made it to NY, good for you. Kudos. That means you have talent, are damn lucky, or have benefited from some combination of the two. But just because you got there, doesn’t mean you’re going to stay there.
This is not a career with a lot of job security, and you’re only as good as your last book. You’re only as good as the readers think you are. Sadly, most likely you’re not as good as you think you are.
So, don’t get too cocky. Don’t get too arrogant. Try some humility. You never know when you might get knocked off that high horse and the landing’s easier if you’ve created some mental padding.
That is all. One very rare rant from me, the non-drama loving romance novelist. (I only like drama when it’s in my books.)