I wasn't around this weekend and when I got back, I heard something not-quite-so-good that happened on Kristi's blog and involved me and a couple of authors, apparently. You won't find it up anymore because Kristi removed them (mostly anon commenters bashing other people? I can very clearly see why she'd do that), and neither could I, so I don't have the full story. All I know is--
One of the criticisms directed at me was of my vlog. For those who didn't watch it, I got on camera and set up a little scenario where I took Courtney Summers's debut novel, Cracked Up To Be, and took it hostage until Courtney she lets read her next book, Some Girls Are. It was a joke, and I though most people got that, except now I see they didn't because this commenter was appalled at how I was "demanding a book" and how they were "appalled" Courtney found it funny.
Guys? Courtney and I email a lot. We converse. This isn't out of the blue, and it's not me demanding a book--it is a long-running joke I have with Courtney since she's in what seems interminable revisions and all I want is another Summers book. I was struggling to make my vlog a bit, as Courtney would put it, ~*sparkly*~, so I threw that storyline in there. I wouldn't do it with (m)any other authors, but I knew Courtney would probably be amused.
In fact, we're doing something very ~*sparkly*~ with Some Girls Are, which you'll see when the time comes, but yeah: That's why the subject comes up all the time between us. It's just a ritual. I bug her about her book, she goes ALL CAPS on me, and we talk about shiny objects.
Anyway, I can't believe we're arguing semantics over a vlog where a stuffed turkey grinded with a book. I wish people would get the full story. The worst thing about this is that it was an anonymous commenter, so I can't even email them. Please get your facts straight before you go bad-mouthing someone, especially if you don't sign your name by it.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Posted by Steph at 8:03 PM