Apparently not many people have heard that turn of a phrase. Or maybe not people in the erotica genre. Go read THIS by Alison Tyler and then I'll tell you, I've been trying to write a similar post on the same topic for a long time. Only I keep ending up spewing obscenities and basically Hulking out. So, I haven't.
Writers, think twice before you crap on your editors. Your publishers. Your fellow writers. Because you never know when a fellow writer might become an editor...or even a publisher. Plus, the bottom line is we are all people. And personally, as an editor, if I bend over backward to work with you and then you shoot me with your flare gun in the name of truth and opinion and all that stuff...if you take a machete to my work and my ideas or even--in some cases--me as a person, I will agree wholeheartedly that is indeed your right to have that opinion. Sure thing. But let's face it, kids, I probably won't bend over backwards to work with you again. Because that, boys and girls, would make me stupid.
And as the lady says: you had better be way secure in your brilliance before you run around tearing others down. That's the whole point in a nutshell. The End.