So, yesterday I came across something that made my romantic, idealistic heart break a little bit. Not because I’m actually emotionally invested in any of the players involved, but just because it was, well… uuhh. Depressing? I don’t know. Anyway, the whole everything about this bugs the ever-livin’ ish outta me.

It started with a pseudo open letter thingy blogish amalgamation on the Huffington Post titled, "If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It." It was written by Lynn Shepherd, another published author. In the blog post thing Shepherd pretty much blames Rowling for other writers being poor.

That’s what I got from it, anyway. I don’t know. Reading it made my head hurt. Have a headache on me (or Ms. Shepherd… or Ms. Rowling – or whoever): http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/lynn-shepherd/jk-rowling-should-stop-writing_b_4829648.html

Then I went to the bottom of that post and clicked the links to Ms. Shepherd’s book listings on Amazon. What I found there was equally depressing. Looks like a lot of people took issue with her admonition of Rowling and decided to give her what for in the review sections of her book listings.

It’s just a whole big mess of Whaa???

What do you think? About any of it. Thoughts? Comments?

For the record, I love seeing other writers make lots of money. It means people still READ.

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