I was busy writing all weekend but another writer popped into Word Wars to explain the #amazonfail that was all over Twitter yesterday. Apparently, Amazon stripped rankings from lots of books with “adult content”. Well, the stripped books turned out to be books with decidedly GLBT themes. Ron Jeremy’s book still had it’s rankings. So did the books about dog fighting and building bombs. Some authors I know who write GLBT themed books that don’t even have sex in them were stripped of rankings. A huge outcry ensued…
So there’s a petition traveling round. I signed it when it was about 1800 sigs. It’s pushing 10K sigs now. However, Amazon is now touting this as some sort of database error or glitch. Now, I deal with databases all the time. It’s true that things can happen to them to corrupt them. But corrupt them in such a specific manner? I rather think not. I mostly think Amazon tried to do this and got caught red handed being a homophobe. The only thing that seems glitchy to me… is their weak explanation.
At any rate, there’s still a lot of talk going on about the subject. It doesn’t affect me since I have no books there yet and I’m hopeful that it will be resolved before I do.
Here’s a quick update on my writing stuffs: Fire Season is at the mid-way point with 21K words. Author Jason Edding is checking me on my M/M-ness currently. If this story doesn’t turn into one big long sex scene I might be able to finish it next weekend at around 35K. Otherwise, two weekend should see it completed at somewhere between 30 and 40K.
I’m almost done with Weirdly, just waiting out the May 1 deadline on the remaining few stories that need to come in soon. I’m determined that this antho get its shot at print so I need to have more than 70K for it. Once Weirdly and Fire Season are out of my hands it will prolly be edits for Mating since I just got an editor on Friday. Then it’s on to Rousing Caine for MLR Press. That will make Kris Jacen happy. 😉
Since it’s Monday, I must post my Marcus for this week. I thought I’d posted this one before but I’m not seeing it in the media library so maybe I haven’t. It’s one of my favorite photos because it’s so pretty and he’s so pretty…
I’m so not talking about dinner with Hilly on Friday cause if I do I’ll have wet eyes again, but suffice to say, I’m glad she likes to travel because if I thought I wouldn’t see her again I’d really sob! Have a great Monday!