I tried really hard to stay out of this. Honest I did. I never make comments on other people’s posts about controversial issues (ok, hardly ever). Holly wrote a post a few months back about authors and other folks asking for financial assistance on their blogs. I purposefully didn’t reply to that because I’m torn on the issue, honestly. However, IMHO, this goes beyond the pale.
Lucy Monroe, whom I happen to adore as an author, has hardly made an appearance on her own blog in months. I’ve been debating whether or not to unsubscribe, because I really don’t care what Andre the promo guy has to say. I want to read Lucy’s blogposts. Yesterday pretty much made up my mind for me.
We all have money issues. Things come up. But your promo guy asking for money for new tires for your band's van? On your blog? Really? It’s one thing if someone is ready to be kicked out of their home. But to pay for new tires for your van? Srsly?
Well, I’m gonna join in the fray then.
I have two kids to send to college. Anyone want to donate? Leave me a comment and I’ll send you their college fund’s account numbers.
I have to get a car wax. Living in So Cal, having a high profile vehicle is just too important, and my Honda Accord needs its summer wax job. Anyone want to donate? Leave me a comment, and I’ll send you my Paypal account number.
I have to get my hair highlighted again. Anyone want to donate $100 to the cause? It would help me out, seriously.
As I said, I was ready to unsubscribe to Lucy’s blog prior to this – not for any reason other than I subscribed because I liked hearing about her writing experiences and what was going on with her. I already pretty much skim over and 'mark as read' all the blogposts over there. Which saddens me. But this is too much. I think Lucy needs to take a little more care with her online presence. She’s a fabulous author. She hasn’t written a thing I don’t care for. Will I stop buying her books? Absolutely not! Will I stop reading her blog? Yup.
Edited to add: Lucy Monroe has deleted the post and posted an apology here.