At the end of a re-posted Sarah Hoyt Human Wave “manifesto”
You shall not spend your life explaining why your not-boring is better than your fellow writers not-boring. Instead you will shut up and write.
There is nothing lamer, sadder, and more pathetic that author-on-author hate. Does anyone imagine that J.K. Rowling gives one tu’penny fark how many people slag Harry Potter? Of course not, which is why I stopped hating on them years ago. I still haven’t read them, because I don’t care, but good for her. Seriously. Another person’s success is not my failure, no matter how mystifying I find things.
I have never published anything that sold in quantities I want. That’s, well, it’s not okay, but whining about it accomplishes what? Grumping about people who didn’t like my work accomplishes what?
Aside from making you an entitled ninny and pseudo-aristocrat, I mean?