As for my first few attempts at getting involved in several different websites' forums, only one out of four brought forth a kind comment. Perplexing. And yet, its not. If people have anonymity, them seem to show some pretty true colors...and so far, I'm not impressed. Sad to say it, but many of my fellow authors out there in the myriad of writing communities can be downright ugly.
That's why I keep coming back to my own little publishing world on my own little websites. I don't have to talk to the meanies; rather, only to friends and other authors who care. They've been there and haven't forgotten civility and concern for others. I'm ever so grateful.
I knew all along that stepping into this world of publishing and being seen by the 'world' would be tough on my sensitive nature, but my family and their needs are still worth the effort to push past the hurt feelings and even the ignorant words of others. So I keep plodding along...trying to have a stiff upper lip. Gosh! I'm bad at it!
Have a great weekend, everyone! And be determined!