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February 29th, 2008

10:40 PM

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Okay, I'm all blogged out due to the recent circus so I'm going to take a short break from blogging until I get over this urge to roll up my eyes and mutter "Mad people!" whenever I see "Phaze", "erotic romance", "ebooks", et cetera on the monitor. Go check out the website (you know where it is, I'm sure) which I will still be updating or, if you want to say hi and you're one of the cool people (you know who you are), email me and catch me sometime. 

4 comment(s).

Posted by sallahdog:

since you went fishing, I decided to post my answer to you from Karens over here, figuring at some point you will have to at least clean stuff up... heh...

Posted: Feb 29th, 2008 at 2:38 pm 3but then in fairness I didn’t really get Mrs G’s reference to authors that emailed her privately and said that they would NEVER submit to Phaze because of the lit writers?

The entire thing was about the growing rift between authors who openly get involved in adult sites like Literotica and authors who would like to think that they write erotic romance instead of smut. And how they therefore view being associated with a publishing house with a high number of authors actively involved in these adult sites detrimental to the image of “erotic romance”. Good god, was my blog entry so hard to understand? (I’m being serious here, not facetious.)

No, I know, I suck at this, so I am not being clear. I understand your post, I just don’t understand why an author would spend time even considering a publisher that they don’t feel their books would be a good fit at (for whatever the reason)…. I personally think that there is probably a niche for everyone, and frankly I have read a lot of erotica/romance that wasn’t too damn romantic. So I do understand to a certain extent why Phaze feels singled out, even though you are just posing the question and using them for an example…

Honestly, I think PHaze had much bigger problems with the way their website and books were presented, rather than some of their authors used to write stories for Lit… I know of one author personally, that just got her first book deal, who wrote Harry Potter fanfiction for years (which is quite sneered upon)… She told me that she credits writing fanfiction with giving her a built in Crit group, that allowed her to hone her skills and write an original book that a publisher actually bought.

So it just didn’t surprise me that folks writing smut for free (and some of them doing it qui
March 1st, 2008 @ 1:10 AM

Posted by sallahdog:

So it just didn’t surprise me that folks writing smut for free (and some of them doing it quite well) would make the jump to writing smutty romance (or just smut) for pay. since I don’t have a problem or look down on them for that, I really don’t understand other authors sneering at that particular experience(but hey, I have been known to peruse Lit upon occasion).. which is why I didn’t get what the big deal was about…

hey, nekkid men are good too, but we need the occasional dust up to get the blood moving north, as well as south… nudge, nudge, wink wink (ucck, I am now gagging myself, stopping now)
March 1st, 2008 @ 1:12 AM

Posted by December Quinn/Stacia Kane:

What if I think I might be cool, but I'm not sure? :)
March 1st, 2008 @ 2:51 AM

Posted by Jackie L.:

Enjoy your break!
March 1st, 2008 @ 5:01 AM