Sunday, August 20, 2006

Dontcha Just Love Authors Who Slag Off Their Own Editors?

There’s a bit of a mini to-do on the All About Romance list serve at the moment. Basically, the subject was about errors in romance books, and was going along quite nicely, with everybody giving good examples of glitches in books, such as clothing changes in scenes, seating plan errors, etc, then this bint waded in with her size 12’s.

I read this yesterday, and sat back and waited for the shit to hit the fan. As it happens, everybody was well behaved, Godammit.

AngieW, who is never backwards in coming forward, posted this comment:

I have a feeling she didn’t think about how she would come off sounding.

Lynne Connolly, AAR regular, weighed in with this comment:

The writer ( then gets kind of huffy and tries to defend herself:

Ooooh handbags! Talk about knickers in a twist, heheh.

The thing is, never mind the generalisations about ebook editing sucking GBHDB, she doesn’t seem to realise that she’s just slagged off her editor at
Extasy. Maybe her editor is the understanding sort who doesn’t bear grudges. Maybe.

Anyhoo, there are several well-reasoned, and articulate follow-ups from Lynne Connolly and Angie, so if you’re an AAR list member, go have a read, and if you’re not… erm, join up I guess.

In other news,
Tom Cruise has come last in a poll to find the celebrity, people would most like to have as their best friend. Shocker.