But Karen points out this hilarity in the comment thread of that blog post that sparked the discussion:
You didn’t see Nora Roberts asking for hand outs when that fire happened
When Senenca, the charming dolt who posted that gauche statement, realized that Karen had called her on that statement, she rushed to the blog to demand to know why her comment was stupid. Karen pointed out that Nora Roberts was one of the biggest names in the genre and she made more money than struggling midlist authors like Sharon Cullars and Dee Tenorio:
Seneca, the Nora Roberts comparison was utterly ridiculous and you know it. Roberts has sold over 100m books, and her financial status is well documented. You might as well have used Tom Cruise as a comparison.
Of course, Senenca was too wise to admit that she had made a complete fool of herself. The power of the snark, you know:
Please don’t tell me what I know or don’t know.
I have no idea how much Nora Roberts makes, it’s not the type of info I have ever tried to look for.
Having said that, I guess it was silly to compare the two, because I can only assume that Nora makes in the millions. I admit to not thinking about that when I first posted.
The comparison was wrong to make, but I still disagree on the other over-all issue.
Bwahahahaha. To use the same jargon of these charming people with their misguided belief that sheer ignorance can be covered by sarcastic wisecracks: Senenca, darling, this is a LULZ at EPIC FAIL proportions. Leave the snark to the professionals, honey.
Should we start a romance-oriented Fandom Wank to make fun of stupid people?