So Blogger has this new thing. I think it's SuperBlogger, or something. I've signed up, but it's kinda confusing.
Anyhoo, I've also realized it's time for me to take my annual Break From Negativity. I did this at the start of last year. Basically, I quit going to sites that have a tone that's more negative than positive, at least as far as I'm concerned. Review sites, blogs, what have you. I like to know what's going on in the world o' publishing, but I think that over time, all that snark kinda gets to me and makes me grumpy.
Now, some snark is amusing, that I will grant, so if I laugh far more than frown, I'm still visiting (Television without Pity, I'm looking at you.)
But otherwise? There comes a time, at least for this writer, when it all gets to be too, too much. It seems like everybody hates every single historical romance being published. They all stink. Too many terrible books are being published (although who gets to decide what's good and what's bad is, curiously enough, left out of the debate). Publishers are all evil ogres hell bent on forcing this multitude of stinky books down the throats of readers.
Everybody's entitled to their opinion, of course, but I don't have to read 'em. So, for my own peace of mind and creativity, I take a break. I think the holiday season is a good time to focus on the positive, don't you?