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Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #10 ~ The Whiney Author Drinking Game

This T-13 is brought to you today by the letter T and the number 13. Today, we're focusing on the "whiney author", you know the ones. Try not to get too drunk, eh?

1. Author whines about not getting any royalties ~ one shot

2. Author whines about having no time to promote after you suggest that's probably why they're not getting any royalties ~ two shots

3. Author whines about how great you are in comparison to their "floundering" career ~ three shots

4. Author whines about getting a poor review, thus goes into hiding for three weeks ~ four shots

5. Author whines about not being a "real" author, despite being multi-published at a reputable publishing house ~ 5 shots

6. Author is upset when Jane Q. Writer's novel is considered for a movie but hers isn't ~ 6 shots

7. Author whines that their manuscript actually has to be "edited" ~ 7 shots

8. Author whines when no one responds to her drive-by promo posts on the Yahoo loops ~ 8 shots

9. Author flips out over hearsay about current publishing house and pulls her contract for no good reason ~ 9 shots

10. Author whines that family and friends only read print ~ 10 shots

11. Author whines that her book isn't a New York Times bestseller, despite being a brand new author that no one has heard of ~ 11 shots

12. Whiney author admits she won't read eBooks because she can't sit at the computer for hours at a time, however, she's a successful, multi-published eBook author ~ 12 shots

13. Author is constantly comparing her career to that of Nora Roberts ~ 13 shots

I'm sure we all know some authors who resemble these remarks. Heck, may even be the pot calling the kettle black, if you know what I mean... LOL



At 9:45 AM , Blogger Donica Covey said...

You’ve just described me! Guess what I’m doing now? That’s right! 1 Tequila 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila Floor!

Have a great weekend! Love ya!

At 10:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this aimed at me? Are those shot glasses or buckshot?

At 10:58 AM , Blogger Becka said...


14. The Whiney Author thinks any and all blanket commentary is directed at her ~ 14 shots


I dunno, Ciar, you feelin' paranoid? Heheheh...

Shot glasses. :P


At 11:38 AM , Blogger Rose Marie Wolf, Author said...

Wine shots or are we drinking something harder here? ~tilts head~

At 12:53 PM , Blogger Becka said...

Something harder. Pick your poison. LOL

I think if YOU are the Whiney Author, shots should be doubled.



At 3:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFL I just love this list. I may print it out and post it as a reminder not to whine...unless I'm particularly thirsty that is. *g*


At 4:44 AM , Blogger Carolan Ivey said...

i'd luv 2 reply but i'm havng trubl fokussing on th kybrd (hic)

At 7:49 AM , Blogger Titania Starlight said...

Those were very good! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. :o)


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