Posted by MMMMarcia on September 11, 2000 at 13:24:00:
Hi, Vita! I have been reading with interest the threads about this book, the author, her writing style, the category of the book, itself, and so forth. I am sorry you found us less than supportive of a fellow Mohicanlander, Vita, but I don't think this was anyone's intent. This is a pretty supportive group, after all. What I think happened...and this is just MY opinion, for what it's worth...is that many of us felt uncomfortable with the extremely LONG threads about the book, and the feeling that we WERE being pushed. I know you don't see it that way, as you are a very enthusiastic, outgoing personality, and that's great. We need lots of folks like that. But every time I tried to get on the board lately, there were just so many posts going on and on about the book, and some that even sounded like "scolding", that it put me off a bit. I'm guessing that others may have felt the same way...anyone want to comment on that?
At any rate, I don't think the reluctance has to do at all with Marie's talent, as much as it does the perception that the Board had taken on a completely different feel lately. It's been hard to talk about the movie or generate anything fun in Mohicanland, for whatever reason (those things go in cycles). This is not meant to hurt anyone's feelings, as we DO want to encourage each other to support our ventures, and I DO realize that Rose Publishing is connected to Mohicanland in the most obvious of ways. And I always try to be VERY supportive of MohicanPress when it comes to purchasing what we can through this site, and shopping the new Cafe & the Trading Post. But the difference seems to ME to be the difference between *suggesting* and *encouraging* ...and being knocked on the noggin with it.
Perhaps, in your very sincere enthusiasm to support this book, which you obviously love (so far) and the author, whom you believe in, you got just a MITE carried away? And that could have had the opposite effect from what you hoped for?
Please consider this? And, if I'm the only one who felt that way, then I apologize to all, but I just wanted to say that's kinda where I was coming from. It just made me so uncomfortable, I wanted to avoid the whole issue. Hope I haven't hurt anyone's feelings or stepped on any toes, as that was not my intent. Just trying to communicate a bit on what may have happened, here.
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