You know, I’m not sure I should use the title of this blog. My store is called the Write Snark for obvious reasons– mouthy things for writers. Started it because I like wearing this stuff myself. It’s good not to spend time worrying what you’re gonna wear. That way, you can just jump right into the writing. Or as I did today, store stuff. I’ve been working on a few ideas. I am a bit of a smart-ass but I filter most of that into the store… and my writing. (g)
I never expected to get rich off mouthy t-shirts, but hey, if it helps me to stay home and write full time in any way possible…
But I tied in this blog so I could promote the store as well as any writing sales I make. Problem is, I’m wondering how may people expect snark when they come here.
To some, the word “snark” represents a snotty attitude or a witty kind of dressing down– taking people down a peg or two.
Uh, belittling someone is not something you will ever see me do here. Okay, the occasional mean, bigoted person might make a small appearance, but for the most part, no. Why?
The world does that to us enough, thank you very much.
We do it enough to ourselves as well.
Besides, most of my friends know I’ll never understand how one person can think they’re better than someone else. I may have said I’m not sweet in a former post, but I meant when it comes to my characters. I’m really a tall, mushy “aw, can’t everybody just get along” kind of person. I write the dark stuff, but in my life, I avoid it at all costs. Had enough of that growing up.
I did try to write nice. Nothing bad ever happened to my characters and guess what? Those books suck. Big time. There has to be some sort of conflict for the character to work through or there is no story! That might be a big DUH for the readers here, but new writers don’t always grasp this. I was… uh… a slow learner.
But I keep The Write Snark to go along with the store. I may get my back up and gripe about something now and then, but you will not see me saying the kind of crap you’ll find in the comment section of this short lived blog. As Sara has pointed out on another blog, “Man, where’s the love?”
So what do you think? Should I rename the blog? It’ll have to tie in to my store somehow, but I’d hate to think writers or readers would stay away from the blog because they think it’s just another bitch fest. (Not that I have a problem with those. I’m a frequent guest on some blogs– but there are enough good ones, don’t you think?) I thought about taking that route but the truth is, I’m just not that bitchy. All the time.
Some of the time.
Okay, I am a bit today, but that’s because I got so busy working, I forgot to eat and that whole blood sugar thing throws us hypoglycemic people off…