UNSPOKEN DOUBLE STANDARD

July 26, 2007 at 11:26 pm Leave a comment

I’m writing the second post of the day more as food for thought than as a rant. Now I was over at Smart Bitches and they were discusses with much more cool heads the affect of “costumes” in large public signing. Now someone mentioned the old adage that romance writers, novels, hell the genre isn’t looked on favorably by “the powers” in the press. And as usual my thoughts strayed to the men in our genre. What about them? How much harder is it being a man in a predominately female industry? Tom E. Huff being one of the first known men to pen romances as we know as today. In his own right he’s a pioneer for romance just as Chopin and Austen are.

Just imagine being at a book signing sitting there waiting for your adoring fans and one of them walks up, clutching your first novel. From where you are sitting you can see the cover of the book worn and dog eared on the edges. You smile at her and she says, “How nice. Your Victoria Blake’s husband, right?”

I’m not saying this scenario has ever happened. Just keep in mind you may be doing worst than others but much better than some.

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