Thought of the Week
Growth and change is always painful to someone. There will always be an issue that will pit factions against each other whether it applies to publishing or holiday get-togethers. The best course to take is to stay focused and write. Keep an eye on your own goals, being amenable to shift direction as the need arises. It’s how you stay sane. Falling into the fighting squabbles online only messes with your day and ruins your writing efforts.
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