It’s been a good week, despite the Harlequin cluster fuck. Which btw I think in the end is going to shake more things up and in a good way. I LOVE how so many writer’s associations are banning together to say, “Hey, enough. This vanity press stuff stinks and if you insist on continuing with this business model you get nuttin’ from us.”
Hey, I get it, this economy sux. We all need to reinvent the wheel and make some cash, but vanity publishing is only good for the publisher. I know Torstar is hurting. Their shining light of profit is all wrapped up in Harlequin Enterprises. Now, they are jeopardizing that profit by smarmy business practices. I feel bad for the H/S authors. I know they are disappointed in their publisher. Hang in there, ladies, once the dust has settled, methinks this will have been a huge lesson learned for many.
Rock on RWA for upholding policy (but I never doubted that you wouldn’t, what surprises me is those who are surprised by your integrity!). RWA BOD, I salute your dedication, hard work and sacrifice!
So, my granddaughter is way cute! Too damn cute for her own good. She’s a good baby and my daughter and sil are doting parents. Love having them here and love the new baby smell. We’ve had lot’s of visitors this week. Hah, they weren’t two steps in the door before we Purelled them to death. We have that stuff at every turn in the house. If anyone has the slightest runny nose, cough or sniffle they are banned! For Life! Okay, not for life but until they have a doctor’s note releasing them. Snerk. Ok we aren’t that bad, but no sickies allowed!
Annnnd, drum roll please! My uber good friend, Virna de Paul, made her first sale to Berkley this week! Two books to be released in 2011. I’m so excited for her. She has worked so damn hard and the hard work paid off in spades. Go, Virna!!!
Congrats, ladies! I’m very happy for you!
Hubby’s football season is over so I have him hanging around, which is nice. He says he’s going to write. We shall see about that. And speaking of writing, I’m moving along with my wip. I really love my h/h. Love the story, the concept, the everything.
So that’s about it for me.
What’s everyone got planned for Thanksgiving?