Monday, June 6, 2011

Positive Energy

You may or may not have heard about the latest internet hullabaloo.  It seems some less than tactful woman wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal, apparently slamming YA novels.  This, of course, brought about a shitstorm of epic proportions.  I even wrote a big long post joining in.

I deleted it this morning - pre-post time.

Life's too short and after reading Matthew MacNish's take on it over at The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment, I realized he said it better than I did anyway.  Go there, make your own decisions, and jump into the fray yourself (or don't as the mood strikes you).

Also, I'm taking a page from Elana Johnson and spending my energy on more positive things - which this morning means reminding you all that Elana's debut novel - Possession - releases tomorrow.  Yay!!  And also means encouraging you to read yesterday's review of JB Lynn's novel - The First Victim.  JB's book doesn't go on sale until next week, but I got an early copy.

Neener neener boo boo.  =op

Okay, so maybe the taunting wasn't so positive.  But it was funny, so that's positive, right?

Anyway, whether you leap into the storm with the YA thing or not, try and stay positive today, folks.  It's a beautiful day, we're all alive, and I wrote some new words last night.  (Sometimes you have to stretch for the positive, but it's always there somewhere.)

What positive energy to you have to offer this morning?  Come on, you know you have something - even if it's as tiny as 'my cat didn't barf on the rug today'.


  1. I didn't have much positive energy this morning, but that was more to do with it being a monday and having to go to work. I'm much more positive now and think YA is great fun and anyone who doesn't think so doesn't have to read it. :)

  2. I'm staying out of it. I read what Matthew had to say and it was well said and I agree with him! Besides, I really have no interest in reading her opinion. It doesn't matter to me. I know the value in YA and I chose to not get angry at an ignorant woman who would either 1. never know how angry she made me and/or 2. not care that she did.
    Congrats on your win, too!