I’m always curious to hear if authors read within their chosen genre. Or if professional chefs enjoy eating out. Or if publishers enjoy books or magazines from another house.
You’d be surprised at the responses I get. They range from utter disgust at the fact that I would even ask if they indulge in or support the *spit* competition, to shrugs and easy-going why-nots or of-courses, to aggressive hell-yeah-I-have-to-keep-track-of-thems.
My opinion is a combination of all of these ideals, but I’ll sum it up by saying just this:
Sleep with the (perceived) enemy.Continue reading →