11.09.2006

Cause once is really never ever enough times to be nitwit of the day

Remember Anne Stuart?

The one who couldn't quite complain enough that her publisher didn't support her?

The one I thought was a nitwit, but other people thought should get credit for "telling it like it is"?

Well, here ya go.

31 comments:

Steve Prosapio said...

Maybe she clicked her ruby red slippers together and said, "There's no place like the NYT Bestsellers List. There's noplace like the NYT Bestsellers List. There's..."

Is that how it really works Miss Snark?

Bernita said...

Oh. Dear. Me.

Kate Thornton said...

Winner of the Foot in Mouth medal, Oak Leaf Cluster.

Zolah said...

What's most irritating to me is that, now she HAS made it onto the NYT list, she'll probably end up getting away with this sort of cr*p scott free, forever more. The example of Anne Rice springs to mind. Justice, where art thou? Get thou bloody arse in gear, I say.

Zany Mom said...

What?! It's not all about *ME*?!

As if!

I'll never understand why people don't conduct themselves like adult professionals. Never. But then, my name isn't Tink, and it never was about me.

Pisica said...

'Out of the blue' and 'somehow'! Phrases that are plastered all over the Big Book O' How To Become a Writer.

Kim Stagliano said...

If she dug ditches, she'd be a jerk. If she was an OB/GYN, she'd be a jerk. If she was a barista at Starbucks, she'd be a jerk. She happens to be a writer, and she is a jerk. We is who we is who we is. Period.

IMHO.

KAKRS (being a married Catholic gives one LOTS of initials which is a BITCH for mongramming towels.)

The Unpretentious Writer said...

"SOMEHOW??"

*facepalm*

Why not me? And I won't even complain about the publisher, either.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious, Kate. That's the best way to put it.

From one Vet to another -Thanks for your service. -JTC

michaelgav said...

I've just updated my living will. My caregivers have been instructed that if I ever describe myself as "rhapsodic" they are to continue plunging a Philips screwdriver into my throat until everyone's arms are tired.

Gerb said...

The cool thing about this unfortunate public spectacle is seeing how the MIRA editors have carried on. Classy. Very classy. Love them.

writtenwyrdd said...

Her new title is Mistress of the Backhanded Compliment, Queen of Denial.

This is the writer's version of "let them eat cake," I think.

LadyBronco said...

Well, that pretty much seals it for me. Being a nitwit so publicly once, okay. Everyone has his or her nitwittery moments (myself included, thank you.) But twice? Each within a week or so of each other?
I'm thinking that someone needs to read up on her Miss Snark.
For shame!

HawkOwl said...

LOL Ungrateful biyâtch...

Anonymous said...

Anyone want to start a pool for where her next book places?

rms said...

Anyone want to start a pool for where her next book places?

The circular file maybe? (Where it belongs for such ingratitude and nitwittery.)

kis said...

michaelgav,

Can I just say you have a way with words? And in an effort to save my husband's keyboard, I've just spit coffee all over my bedroom curtains.

hah said...

After getting somewhat skewered at the Blog or Website That Shall Remain Nameless, all I'll say is HAHA!! I've been vindicated.

Call me a wimp, but after a frustrating afternoon, I choose to remain anonymous. For now.

Anonymous said...

Well now... What if the two of them cooked this up as a publicity stunt. AND it landed this writer on the best sellers list. To the benefit of all involved, I might add!

Or, maybe, I've been around Hollywood types too long. (nothing, and I mean -- NOTHING -- in pursuit of success in this culture surprises me anymore!)

spyscribbler said...

Awww, man. LOLOL ... you know, she might have Perpetual Foot in Mouth Disease.

I'm starting to think that she just can't help it. Some people are just that way. Their mouth just manages to say everything wrong. They just don't have that filter between thought and voice.

All she's said is perfectly normal to think, just not smart to say out loud!

michaelgav said...

kis, I've been a fan of your posts for a while now. Email me at michaelgav@yahoo.com if you want to send me the cleaning bill or discuss writing in some detail.

Kanani said...

Phew...
well, so much for humility or team efforts.

Termagant 2 said...

Circular file? I think not. If her pub makes money, her next book will get just the attention & promo dollars they think will pay them back with a handsome profit. I can see the back cover blurb now: "NYT bestselling author does it again!" and so forth. End of filing instructions for today, kidlets.

T2

Dave said...

The really sad fact of life is that her next novel might also hit the Best Seller list. That would mean that her agents are more interested in money than ego. And if that turns out to be true, we should all pray for agents like that.

and worship the ground they walk on!

Anonymous said...

Anne's a friend of mine, and as anyone who knows her will tell you, quite a love as well as being neurotic as hell. Oh, and a talented writer. Is she being a nitwit? Por seguro! Does she deserve to be called a beyooch and other like comments by people who don't know her, don't know anything about her career, and don't know anything about the situation other than what Miss Snark has linked to? Probably not. Big Bird says that everyone makes mistakes.

wurlitzers said...

Sure, that was an unwise comment on her part. But in terms of gauging its effects -- anyone who hopes her next book will end up in the "circular bin" clearly hasn't been buying her work, so their opinion (unless they're a Harlequin employee in disguise) is irrelevant. It would take a great deal more asshattery before I decided not to buy her next book, because her last few have kept me riveted from beginning to end.

Simon Haynes said...

"My caregivers have been instructed that if I ever describe myself as "rhapsodic" they are to continue plunging a Philips screwdriver into my throat until everyone's arms are tired."

Flat-bladed might be more efficient, although the Posidrive has its advantages.

Anonymous said...

NYT or not, imagine all the agents giving thanks they've never had to deal with her.

Stacy said...

'Anne's a friend of mine, and as anyone who knows her will tell you, quite a love as well as being neurotic as hell. Oh, and a talented writer. Is she being a nitwit? Por seguro! Does she deserve to be called a beyooch and other like comments by people who don't know her, don't know anything about her career, and don't know anything about the situation other than what Miss Snark has linked to? Probably not. Big Bird says that everyone makes mistakes."

I have friends who are utter b*tches. I don't like them any less, but I certainly don't disagree with people who notice. I may make a weak rejoinder -something like "She's ok once you get to know her", but if the facts are out there in black and white, why waste your breath?

Bernita said...

The clue stick is: Don't try this at home.

Kanani said...

Dear anonymous friend of A.S.

If you're really a friend, you'll tell her to hire a publicist. It's only a matter of time before someone decides that they can't do business with her anymore, hoisted on her own petard.