Thursday, May 22, 2008


Current work: Med duo 2 revisions
Listening to: various chilling out
Reading: Louise Allen, The Outrageous Lady Felsham (I needed a treat last night, and this hit the spot very nicely. Gorgeous hero, with flaws; the kind of heroine you’d like to be your friend; and some secondaries I want to see in their own stories. Am halfway through so it’s a carrot to work today)

Busy with revisions and will spare you a rant about snarkiness (it’s not big, it’s not clever – and it’s far easier to pull something apart than create it. If you hate your life and where you live, do something positive about it and change things instead of sniping and venting your spleen; and I was brought up that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Ever heard the saying ‘do as you would be done by?’ … oh, whoops, I did the rant anyway. Compact version).

Anyway. Have nothing to say today (see paragraph above for reason why *g*) so here’s a pic of the Mexican orange blossom in my back garden.


Shirley said...

I'm with you on the snarkiness rant. I too was brought up to believe that if you can't say something nice, you shouldn't say anything at all. It's sour grapes most of the time. Those who can write, those who can't revert to sniping. (Can you tell I had a nasty review? :o))

Diane said...

I try to do the nice-not so nice-nice sandwich. But if I can't find something positive or constructive to say, I don't bother - and I'm a bit of a critic too.

And Shirley's "nasty review" wasn't worth even mentioning as, apparently, they said absolutely nothing constructive whatsoever, which as a review it should have done. IMHO.

Kate Hardy said...

Shirley - hugs on the review. And yup. Nail on the head.

Diane - absolutely. I'm all for constructive criticism. This was sniping :o)