So, that said, here we go:
I told y'all in January about my local writers' group and how it was a sweet little group until a pair of egomaniacs swooped in and stole it. Well, one of the egomaniacs (who, here on out, shall be refered to as Ego Man) showed up again at February's meeting and managed to cement his position at #1 on my Shit List.
Yes, there is a physical shit list (see image to right...available at novelty stores everywhere!) and I write on it in pen.
But, not what I wanted to say.
Ego Man and I seem to be headed down a road that shall only lead to a Grudge Match. This means that no matter what that man says, there's about a 100% chance that I'll want to argue with him over it. He could say something like, "the sky is blue" and I'll be all, "the hell it is!"
Which is where you come in. I need you to help me determine just how skewed my world view is when Ego Man's in the picture.
Here's how it'll work:
Below I am going to post three of the proclamations made by Ego Man at the last meeting. I'm not going to say another word but if you're so inclined, I'd love to know what your perspective on his views are. Even if you agree with him. I promise none of you will end up on the Shit List.
Everyone ready? Or have y'all just run away by now? Let's find out...
Here are the proclamations:
A. Long books are bad because no one wants to read a long book.
B. Literary agents are useless, ancient relics (almost an exact quote) with whom no one should bother because agents are on their way out because self publishing is the wave of the future (made more interesting, I think, when you know that his first three books were self published but his latest novel was traditionally published.)
C. Self publishing is the same as traditional publishing. People shouldn't bother with traditional publishing (made more interesting when you know Ego Man's latest book was traditionally published). Published is published.
I hereby open the floor for discussion...