Riptide always has me fill out the tags for their search feature when we’re preparing to put up a new release. When I get to the kinks sections for Ty and Zane’s books, it’s always very sparse. Sometimes only one or two tags. Ty and Zane just aren’t kinky, it’s not in their personalities.
Filling out the kinks section for Nick and Kelly, however……we’re gonna need a bigger boat.
This is not okay, I don’t care where you stand on reader/author interaction or the power struggle between the two, this is not okay.
Look Abi I really enjoy your books and all but I don’t care about the Braves or the Packers or how your health is or if you think you daughter is doing something cute or if your sick granny lives or dies. I’m just following you for the Ty and Zane, okay. Stop posting about things readers don’t care about, ie: you. No body cares about you you’re just the author we just want Ty and Zane. No body even cares about any of your other books or characters so you should probably just keep writjng Ty and Zane if you want to keep making money. I had to stop following you on twitter today because I just don’t care about what you’re talking about. You should be talking about writing and stuff. First comes Twitter, tehn comes not buying your books.
Not a fan for much longer,
This is not okay. It’s so beyond okay that part of me wonders if it’s not just someone trolling me, but I don’t give a fuck.
I don’t get it. I will never get it. This is not a critique of my writing or skills. I get those all the time, and the only one I can remember publicly bitching about was the ‘she writes pretty okay for a chick’ one, and I was offended by the misogyny not the bad review. I don’t care about critiques of my writing. But critique of my life? Of me? Positive or negative, that’s … creepy.
Saying you don’t care if my grandmother, who is still in the hospital, lives or dies, just write me more Ty and Zane? Why is that okay? Why has this been okay in the past? And when I complain about getting personally offensive messages, why am I the bad guy just because I write books for a living? ‘Grow a thicker skin’ should not have to apply to being heartbroken and scared because my Granny had a heart attack.
Why do some people think because they bought a book, they’ve suddenly gained power over the author? It’s not a fucking horcrux, dude, get over yourself. If I want to post a minute by minute update on the positions in which my cat is napping or post endless pictures of the paint drying on my toenails, then I will do it because fuck this person and everyone like her.
I have mediums where ONLY professional news is shared. A Facebook page, and my website. Both solely professional updates, both sparsely updated to keep feeds uncluttered. If you don’t want to hear me talk about my daughter or my granny or my shoulder surgery or fangirling over the PANTHERS, not the fucking Packers dipshit, then you can keep up with things there. If I spent my entire time on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook talking about my writing … Jesus, even I wouldn’t want to be there.
This shit is not okay.