You’re going to have forgive me for delaying the big giveaway; ye olde Vegas vacation reared up a little to fast for me to get out of its way, so’s that’s gonna have to waits for nows.
But more importantly…
Had a very frank discussion with one of my editors today. Turned out she was pretty upset because:
A) A rural sheriff’s deputy mentally refers to a Japanese farmer as “oriental.”
B) An essentially good guy, in a moment of extreme mental distress, mentally refers to a person of Jewish descent as a nasty word that rhymes with “bike.”
Her issue is that she feels that having characters acting in any way bigoted is lending credence to bigotry itself. I, on the other hand, believe that it is of a primary importance for a character to be honestly written.
So tell me what you think. Who knows? Maybe I’m wrong. I’m eager to hear what you think.