hail saten

One of the things that made me a fan of Brian Keene in the first place is his ability to “tell it like it is”, and he’s done just that in this morning’s Hail Saten blog entry:

…Here’s the thing, kids. You can have a Blog and an LJ and MySpace and Facebook pages, and a website and message board and profile at Author’s Den. You can flood the message boards at Amazon.com, Fangoria, Dread Central, Horror World, and elsewhere with spam for your self-published book or latest Lulu.com offering. You can run around and call yourself “best-seller” or whatever other lie you want to tell. But unless you’ve written a good book, none of that matters. Your prose, whether good or bad, is the great equalizer, and in the end, that’s all they’ll remember…

…Deal with them if you want. I choose not to, because I’d rather spend my time on important things…

Amen to all of that.


Author: Mari Adkins

Appalachian gothic fiction writer - my works reflect a love of literature flavored by the darkness and magic residing in these ancient mountains. In my spare time, I'm a Simmer, I tumbl, I journal, but I always have a very strange sense of humor. I have lived away from the mountains and lived deep in the mountains. I currently live in Central Kentucky with my lifepartner and his cat. The mountains, their culture, their superstitions, their particular magics, will always be in my blood.