Sunday, June 12, 2005

This is why I have my mail delivered...

'Twould seem the RWA National BoD has had their 'come to Jesus' moment regarding the Graphical Standards debacle, but I'm skeptical. They've only agreed to suspend the standards temporarily, and to form an ad hoc committee to further study the issue.

Lee Goldberg is of the opinion, stated in the comments section of one of today's Smart Bitches posts, that no standards whatsoever should be applied, and that by applying any at all, the organization leaves itself wide open for ridicule by other writers' groups.

Funny. I thought respect was what we were courting in the first place. But maybe not the respect of other writers. Maybe what the BoD and their supporters in this endeavor were looking for was the respect of...I dunno...their parish priests? Their PTA presidents? The nosy biddy down the street who heard one of them wrote romance and spread it around town, so now every time the poor, persecuted author walks into the Post Office, people turn and stare?

Whomever's good opinion they were courting, the BoD and those who so vehemently backed them up in this fiasco traded the respect of quite a few of their peers to get it. And that's kind of sad, huh?

As for the noted inspirational author who immediately jumped on her 'shame, shame for getting all outraged over a perceived infringement upon your rights, you naughty, ill-behaved wenches' horse... pppbbbbffffttt. I agree with Candy and Sarah. We'll see who squeals loudest if and when the organization to which she pays dues arbitrarily places some classic Christian imagery on a list and limits her ability to promote HER work.

And that's all I have to say about that.


Blogger Donald Francis said...

Just to add to the point, it's not whether there are exposed breasts on the covers - back in the 80's there weren't any exposed breasts on the covers, but everyone knew that it was nothing but bodice-ripping girlie porn, then. The only difference now is a slight change toward more description and more vocabulary.

6/13/2005 11:23 PM  
Blogger Karen Scott said...

Selah, straying off the subject slightly, but could you increase the font on your blog entries please? Normal font size should be ok. I'm only asking cuz I'm straining to read your words, and you speak far too much sense for me not read what you write (grin)

As for the RWA PHleerp to them! Candy made an excellent point when she turned the scenario around and used Inspy writers as an example.

It does piss me off when people can't think outside the box, and see that there's nothing stopping such restrictions from being applied to them in the future.

6/14/2005 12:28 PM  
Blogger Karen Scott said...

Wait, are you using Times Roman? If so make the font bigger, or switch to arial, that should do it.

The Anal One (g)

6/14/2005 12:30 PM  

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