Selah March

November 8, 2007

‘Atta boy, Clarence

Filed under: Asshats on parade,blah blah blah,Romancelandia — Selah March @ 8:41 am
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“She’d better keep her mouth shut or her sales will drop and her career will be in the toilet.”

That’s me paraphrasing something I keep reading over and over and over in various places using various sorts of language. But the thing is? In my case? Not so much, really.

I can’t speak for anyone else, but every time I let myself be weak and participate in a little Romancelandia free-for-all, my Fictionwise sales spike. This year’s post-RWA conference Battle of the Bloggers saw a rise of between 5% and 10% in sales of my work there. Which really? Isn’t saying much, because I’m hardly a bestseller on my finest day. But it does seem to point to the above statement being a crock of the ripest kind of bullshit.

So. I will continue to try to avoid this painful, pointless nonsense when I can, but not because I fear for my career. You know, every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings…

In other news, the countdown to the end of the first round of the Brava novella contest has begun. I’m trying to be very Zen about the whole thing. I’m failing. Hold me.

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10 Comments »

  1. I love that movie. I play it over and over while I bake cookies at Christmas. I want to try something with mangos this year. Any ideas for a cookie using mangos?

    Comment by FerfeLaBat — November 8, 2007 @ 10:13 am | Reply

  2. OK I need to update the icon and revert back to the cat. Testing.

    Comment by FerfeLaBat — November 8, 2007 @ 10:17 am | Reply

  3. I suspect that like pears and peaches, mangoes don’t stand up well to the high temps necessary for cookie baking. You could probably do a small tartlette or a mango upside-down cake, though.

    Candied mangoes might work in a cookie. Hmm.

    Comment by Selah March — November 8, 2007 @ 10:24 am | Reply

  4. I’m thinking I could substitute dried mango for dates in a recipe.

    Comment by FerfeLaBat — November 8, 2007 @ 10:55 am | Reply

  5. The spices would be different. Lighter. Ever tried Sapot? Good stuff. I’ll have to experiment.

    Comment by FerfeLaBat — November 8, 2007 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  6. Didn’t see that one.

    Mmm mango thumbprints with a dusting of nutmeg.

    Comment by Eva Gale — November 8, 2007 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  7. Okay, remember me? The one who swore off sugar and white flour because the migraines were gonna kill me?

    You can stop ANYTIME NOW. :p

    Comment by Selah March — November 8, 2007 @ 12:27 pm | Reply

  8. I’ll send you soy protien bars covered in carob.

    Comment by Eva Gale — November 8, 2007 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

  9. My date recipe doesn’t use flour. It has oatmeal, caramel, sweetened condensed milk, hazel nuts and graham crackers, along with other stuff I would have to look up. Very bad for you. But yummy.

    Comment by FerfeLaBat — November 8, 2007 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  10. *eats a handful of pumpkin seeds*

    *whimpers piteously*

    Comment by Selah March — November 8, 2007 @ 12:59 pm | Reply


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