Along with the whole 'Mary Sue' thing where you accuse a character of being a Sue just because you don't like her, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP ACCUSING ALL RELATIONSHIPS OF BEING INSTA-LOVE.
Finding someone attractive is not insta-love.
Fancying the pants off someone is not insta-love.
Having a crush is not insta-love.
It's not love unless they say it is, and even then, use your friggin noggin to figure out whether the character really is in love or just crushing.
Remember crushing? Remember that cute girl or boy in high school you were so desperately 'in love with'? THAT is teenage emotion. Everything is higher stakes when you're a teenager, so a crush feels like love.
Yes, there are a few notorious books out there with insta-love in them. But not ALL YA romances are insta-love.
Stop dismissing relationships because you can't think of a more valid criticism than 'insta-love.'
I've seen it a while ago but it still makes me laugh like crazy.
These are the people who have the nerve to call us bullies!?
THIS IS FUCKING UTTERLY DISGUSTING.
A blog post, in response to some of this recent book reviewer ruckus.
"And when I get a shitty review because somebody doesn't like my story, or they think my characters suck, I might call my husband and whine for a minute, but then I dust my shoulders off, put on my BGP's and ask myself if there's something I can learn from their feedback. Can I learn something from every review, good or bad? Fuck no. But it's not a reader's responsibility to tell me how to do my job better- that's my editor's job. So I take a review and I either learn from it, or I discard it; but in a million years, I would NEVER think, "That reviewer really needs to look back over their job description.""
I literally stayed up all night writing.
I was working on Havoc, and I wrote the beginning in third person, and then switched to first, then back to third.
Why is this so difficult? I think I may stick with first from now on, mainly because this is futuristic sci-fi and I think it works well in 1st, but I like the style of third more.
Also, I didn't sleep, and now I have school in an hour. Today is going to be hell.
Dear Goodreads Admins,
I'm still writing reviews about badly behaving authors.