About five years ago or so, when I got serious about publishing my first novel, I announced it to my family and friends, and later on social media. I received a ton of support and I was really happy that so many supported my dream.
On the flip side, I was also inundated with emails from other writers, who warned me that I shouldn’t share that information because:
“Someone might steal your ideas.” — Unlikely.
“What if you don’t succeed?” –What if I do?
“Everyone is going to annoy you asking you questions about your book.” — I don’t find writing/book questions annoying at all and I take it as a sign of support.
“People will tell you they have ideas for your books.” –Who cares? I blink a few times and move on.
I’ve been writing since I was a child. I wrote short stories in crayon, (I actually…
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