Sunday, August 11th . . . I came across a blog post that authors were sharing. Not because it was a great blog post. But because it was a very nasty blog post that upset a lot of people. They were sharing so Indie Authors could defend themselves.
Will I tell you where to find the post? Nope. Not because I want to torture you and make you wonder. Not because I am being bitter towards it and therefore not sharing or spreading it's horribleness.
I am not sharing the blog post because honestly, I don't want to focus on the hate and negativity. I want to tell you something else. I want to tell you about the love and support, the encouragement to be found in the publishing world, as well as everywhere, in everything!
Let me start by saying this . . . When I read the blog post claiming Indie Authors suck, I was quite upset. The blogger ranted, swore, repeated the same words over and over and over, and was quite rude. S/he also had some good points. Like editing and writing about vampires . . . which you saw me blog about earlier this week.
The difference? I simply explained each matter in a truthful, professional, honest way. No hate, no negativity, no being rude for the sake of being rude.
Back to this other post . . . I was upset and quite honestly, I wanted to post a very long comment with my thoughts on their rudeness. But then I realized, A: They would most likely never read the comment. B: If they did, they would only laugh at it and move on, thereby learning nothing. And C: All I would be doing is hurting myself in the end. Because all it would have done is upset me more.
So instead I decided "Why not tell every author out there how awesome they are???" So that's what I am here to do.
You're an author? Awesome, listen up! Oh, you're not an author? That's okay, listen up.
You. Are. Awesome! You can succeed in ANYTHING you so desire to. And no one can stop you, except for you! So people have a thing against Indie Authors . . . oh well. No matter what you go into, someone, somewhere will have something against it.
But that is their problem, not yours.
You are awesome, no matter who you are, no matter where you, no matter what you're doing. You are awesome, loved, wanted, and someday you will find the place that makes you happiest, and you will love it. You will be happy and content. And? You will be so much better off than the person hiding behind an anonymous account, blogging about how much they think you suck.
Be happy, ignore the haters, follow your dreams! And don't let anyone tell you that they aren't worth following, that you aren't worth being what you want to be. Because they are wrong.