Red hair notwithstanding, I’m an easygoing sort. I don’t go out looking for fights. They take too much energy. I’m barely able to keep up with all the promotional blogging and social networking that is a writer’s lot. Most of my writers’ group lists are on digest. As a result, by the time I see a discussion, 99 percent of the time someone else has already made all the points I might feel obliged to make—and made them more eloquently too. So I restrict my participation congratulating folks on the big things like contracts, publications, awards and birthdays, and cheering their reviews and interviews when I can.
That said, there is one organization with an unfailing capacity to steam my dumplings: Romance Writers of America...( (The good stuff is behind the cut.) )