What a weekend of wow. I’ve stayed mostly on the sidelines, with the exception of here on my own blog as I see no real point in attempting discussion that seems unwelcome so I can continue to be told I don’t understand the issue. I’ve had a weekend where I wish I were just a reader again. I miss the days when I just read a book that an author wrote, based on the blurb on the back and/or reviews written about the books.
Monday morning arrives, and I am completely disillusioned at what I’ve seen. I go back and forth between angry, sad, disgusted, disappointed, disheartened, and disillusioned. I read a blog post yesterday that broke my heart. I was informed that my favorite author will be leaving the genre. It was a sad day for me. I will miss him. I can’t blame him a single bit, but I will miss him vera vera much. I know that others are thinking of leaving as well, I will miss them too. Vera vera vera much.
I’ve been told enough times that I don’t understand the issues, and quite frankly, I don’t care. I’m tired of saying that there were going to be other issues as a result of the controversy. I’m pretty much tired of the whole thing.
I’m not making this post to rehash everything; I’m not making this post to say anything other than…
I love you. I appreciate you. I respect you and what you do. I am only one reader, one little voice in a sea of many that are louder than me, but I want you to know that as long as you write good books for me, I will continue to read them.
I will never ask you to reveal your private lives to me. You will never have to reveal to me which gender you are or where in the rainbow you fit. I will never try to stuff you in some preconceived little box so I can put a label on you. I will never label you in any other way than author/writer and I will call you by what ever name you wish me to use.
I will continue to buy your books, based on the blurb on the back, or an excerpt I read, or maybe even a review. And that is all.
I am just one small voice. I am just one reader. But I wanted you to know, if you continue to make good book for me, I will judge you only by the words you put in them. I also wanted you to know… I think you rock.
All my love,