First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, cheering, congratulations and general pom-pon waving in response to last Friday’s post on me leaving the day job. You all overwhelmed me, sending me messages of support across all social media – and it’s so very appreciated. If I missed replying to you directly, it’s because I simply couldn’t keep up. Good problem to have! You all are awesome and wonderful and I couldn’t be taking this leap without you.
Special love to those of you who jumped for joy at the prospect of this meaning more books to read. *MWAH*
I’m settling into a new writing routine and catching up on other things – like cataloguing my teetering TBR pile so I can catch up on my reading! One new feature here, if you look to the right —->>
you’ll note that you can now sign up to follow my blog. No onus. A couple of people requested the ability to do so. There you are.
The other thing I want to mention today is this terrific Kickstarter I’d love to see everyone support. These two gals in Los Angeles are aiming to create a romance-only bookstore called The Ripped Bodice. Their taglines are “Smart Girls Read Romance” and “Purveyors of Fine Smut.” There’s been some debate on Twitter that both “ripped bodice” and “smut” hearken to romance cliches, tropes and stereotypes people aren’t proud of and would like to ditch. I enjoy the wry irony of it myself and backed at the $40 level, just so I can have the tank. 😀 Right now they’re over halfway to their funding goal with 22 days left. But the way Kickstarter works is that they don’t get any funding if they don’t meet their goal.
If you haven’t ever backed a Kickstarter campaign, it’s dead easy, totally secure and super fun. So I’m encouraging everyone to back this puppy! I’d love to sign there someday and I’m hitting up you people to help make that happen.
5 Replies to “Support the Ripped Bodice!”
@jeffekennedy I missed your blog post about your decision. Congratulations, Jeffe!
Initially I had the negative reaction to the name of the bookstore, even though I was assured it was meant in all irony, but I did join the kickstarter. More bookstores, especially with a romance focus, in MY area – WHEE!!! (Plus they said in an e mail between me and their publicist that they’d try to support scifi romance as well, so what’s not to like?!) Best wishes to you again, Jeffe, on the new situation of no day job other than THE day job of writing! HUGS.
Yes – they sounded very positive about all the subgenres of romance. Love their idea of shelving by subgenre.
And thanks again! 🙂
RT @jeffekennedy: Support the Ripped Bodice!: First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love… https://t.co/qJaeLQRxW3