Very impressive, Chris Ward (posted below my posting) Congratulations on your writing! Keep it up.
Just had my first novel published. As is more common than not, I too have discovered that my family, who I imagined would be excited for me, were not excited about my book. Not only that, they refuse to
read it. I had visions of handing out my novel to my family and to my kids, expecting exuberant delight, but I got just the opposite. Not only did some not even want a book, others, took the book and hid it
in their dresser drawer! I researched and discovered that many, MANY writers go through the same thing with their family. I had to accept that my family is not my audience. Interesting...strangers and co-workers
were over joyed for my novel...even gave me a party at work. So...YOU are not alone. And neither am I. Sheryle Bauer "The Devil in The Deal"....
My brother bought one of my two sci fi e books. He said he started to read it and just 'couldn't.' He offered to buy a paperback version which he was going to scribble all over and edit, I declined. My sig other listened to a lot of the process so they won't read any of it. I read some outloud to mother, she usually laughs at it, even parts that aren't supposed to be funny. So, pretty much the answer is no. I tell no one where I work about my stories because I don't want to be simultaneously tortured and judged. I'm sure some people living in la la land get wonderful support, not me.
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Where are all these old threads coming from?
Courtesy of passionateaurthor, a Fiverr spammer who tags 200-300 posts, old and new, at a time, hawking her ghostwriting services. Current posts are getting pushed two or three pages back. All messed up.