This ‘us’ v. ‘them’ mentality that comes up every time there’s an issue about RWA and epubbed?
I’m tired of it.
It shouldn’t be an us v. them. I ranted over at Karen’s about it, but I’m reposting my rant/comment here as a blog post. I’m tired of this mess. There doesn’t need to be a divide, there shouldn’t be a divide, and those who harp and persisnt in the US v THEM mindset, whether they claim they are for change or not, that mindset damages our cause. So over at Karen’s, I commented this:
Because those we need to get on our side are those who either don’t ‘get’ epublishing or aren’t aware of the issues. And quite a few of them are in print.
This ‘us’ v. ‘them’ crap is just that, crap. More, it’s tired, old crap and I’m sick of it. Besides, I guess if it’s going to be another ‘us’ v. ‘them’ dance, I’m out on the sidelines, since I’m an ‘us’ and a ‘them’.
Maybe Lauren can sit on the sidelines with and we can just have a drink, or two, or ten, while we watch it go around and then come to an abysmal end with no change.
If it turns into another one of those, I can guarantee you, there will be no change.
Epublished authors won’t get the the respect so many of us claim to want. Thorough, unbiased information and education on epubs will not be provided by RWA to the general membership. Nothing will change.
Frankly, if we can’t carry forward in this with some level maturity and professionalism, maybe we don’t deserve it. Professional treatment should be for those who display professionalism.
We’ll get our change when the majority of those pushing for the change present ourselves as professionals.