Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sour Grapes

A member of a small writers' group, never comes to meetings, never volunteers for anything, never comes to a workshop and never posts on the loop - UNTIL she gets an agent and a sale.

And now she may come to a meeting.
To get her bouquet of flowers?
To make nice to people who may buy her book?
To lord it over the rest of us?

Maybe it's to prove to us that all the time we spent trying to make the group (and its members) successful could have been put to better use by WRITING!

What an aha moment!

Rethinking lots of things today.

Sour grapes?
Damn betcha!

And, before anyone asks, I won't delete this blog. It's how I feel. At least I'm honest about it.
Age will do that for you - allow your honesty to come out.

Freedom of thought and speech.


Blogger Chris Casey said...

I don't blame you. It always seems to me that the people who do all the work never get the fruits of the labor. I know of a group of employees who worked very hard to make a project be successfully implemented, and were told that because of financial issues, there would be no bonuses. Then in January, the company newsletter went out, and their boss, a VP who hadn't done anything on the project,he had only hindered it at times, was lauded and received a $390,000. bonus.
They don'y have money to buy an ergonomic chair for a loyal employee with a back problem, but they can give a moron tons of money.
I think that's how we feel as writers, when we see the quality of some of what gets published, and that gets rewarded, while the good stuff languishes somewhere unnoticed.

Those who work hard get their noses rubbed in it. And some get the ride on easy street with no effort. I'd rather work hard and know I earned it, than get it on a silver platter, and I think so would you. You'll get there some day!

9:15 AM  
Blogger Mitzi said...


Your example is very relevant in today's world. That is exactly why we're in the economic mess we're in today. People doing the work get very little credit.

I just wrote a brochure for a facility's Bariatric program (the fat girl writes the bariatric stuff- ha!) and no one in my company will know - can't put a byline on it. It will be the marketing department's great thing - not mine.

such is life.

9:23 AM  

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