shame on you, America
First, Thank you for being honest and staying the course with your feelings and not going back into the metaphorical closet about how you feel about gay issues.
I must say that back when you were becoming popular I started to read some of your blog and follow you on Twitter. I don’t know if it was the headiness of your success or what but I decided to not follow you anymore because of some of your comments.
Things changed for me at the beginning of this year. I determined that this is the year I am going to be published. Now I am writing full force myself and helping others write.
I started looking for Authors that either talk about or have written about their insecurities when they were writing before they were published and/or more about their writing process. I was beginning to think that writing and selling your books came so easily to you that you were a complete anomaly. But you aren’t. You were just as worried as the rest of us.
I am enjoying reading your posts from before you “Made it” and I am glad that you were blogging before you were popular and allowed your true self to shine through. That will help other writers more than anything else. That is what I am going to write about for the article I have been doing research for.
You might think about re-sharing some of your older posts with your fans either through Twitter or listing your top ten in a new post. Maybe you already have. One of the best things that has helped me as a writer, no I am not published yet, was reading Elizabeth Gilbert saying that she thought her book, Eat Pray Love, wasn’t any good while she was writing it. It keeps me going and not worry about the writing being perfect until I get to the editing stage.
Thank you Amanda for being you and I hope you let your fans see more of the real you in the future and not just that you drank red bull and ate sweet tarts while writing. It is much easier to relate to the woman that had bad days and good days than the one that seemed to magically make it happen.
High five, Amanda.
What a wonderful, sincere, outspoken post. Thank you so much. You have inspired me to fix a little moral dilemma that I had with Orson Scott Card and his horribly soft-spoken homophobia.
Keep doing what you are doing!
I am reading your blog in reverse order. Wow. You are so honest. Maybe I should have the guts to be just as honest in my own blog. Anyway, I read this post and just have to comment, months and months too late, since no one else did: thanks.
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