Unsupportive And They Don't Even Know It
"My best friend says 'You're writing AGAIN?!' every time she calls or stops by, coupled with a heavy sigh or eye roll. Yeah, I am. Everyday, you boob...is what I think but don't say. Out of about a dozen family members that I asked to read my first manuscript, only one didmy mother, of course. After that experience, I stopped discussing my writing all together apart from people who actually write. Most people really don't understand what it takes or, heaven forbid, they're jealous or haughty on some weird level I can't possibly grasp. I never realized how little people thought of this endeavor until I actually began it."
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