This time I did not forget that Saturday and Sunday are usually blogging days. I simply ignored the fact, because it was not terribly convenient for me to blog at those times. Those of you, O readers, who know me will recognize the signs of Anne in something of a mood right now. Those of you who don't... well, welcome to the wonderful world.
The fact is, whether I like it or not (and I usually don't), I'm human, and occasionally, even often, subject to moods such as anger, annoyance, sadness, and hurt. I have had reviewers upbraid me for allowing these moods to be seen, saying that they are unwilling to review my stories for fear of my lashing out or retaliating against them.
What can I say to that, really? Yes, I sometimes vent a bit on social media (without names, I might add) if a review has flicked me on the raw. See above re my being human, liable to feel pain when someone criticizes me. But if I'm going to be scolded and punished for feeling pain and seeking comfort, why should I bother doing either?
No, I'm not really on the path to emotional shutdown, I hope. I'm just feeling very overloaded and distracted today, which I know doesn't make a lot of sense given the chapter of Surpassing Danger I just published, but ask anyone who has lived with or near me about the speed of my mood changes. Trust me, you will get an earful.
Unfortunately, due to authorial moodiness and distractability, there is no news on originals. Which, of course, frustrates and angers me, and here we go 'round the loop again. Thank you to everyone who has reviewed. Without those, I would probably be screaming and throwing things or hiding under the desk and quivering right now.
*deletes three lines of goopy self-pity* Yes, I think that's enough of that. Thanks for reading. Send bad jokes in place of encouragement -- encouragement, you see, lends itself to mental denial, but bad jokes can only cause groaning, laughter, and a gradual easing of mood. See everybody on Thursday, and please don't forget to review!