…but neither do I share all the trials and tribulations of my writer life in public. I will grouse a bit if writing is not going well, I will mope about rejections, I will even show you my royalty statement (even when it isn’t exactly flattering). Nonetheless, there are a lot of things I can’t and won’t say because, yes, I want to play nice. I want to be liked and, above all, to be perceived as a professional (even if my paychecks are more on the amateur side of the scale, lol).
You can rest assured that everything I say on my blog and online is a true representation of my thoughts and feelings. But, by the same token, if I can’t say anything about a subject without getting upset or angry, then I generally don’t say anything at all. I may have thoughts and feelings I don’t share, but I don’t believe in burning bridges–even when I’m not sure the bridge is ever one I want to cross again.
And if you don’t know what current kerfuffle in Romancelandia inspired this post, you don’t need to know :).
P.S. I AM happily married with three kids and an assortment of pets. My husband’s resemblance to a romance hero is purely coincidental, however.