During the last couple of weeks, in venues other than this one, I’ve been called a bigot, a hater, close-minded, ignorant, backward, etc.
Maybe I’m too thin-skinned, but that was really starting to bother me. Nobody likes to be called names.
So I want to thank you, my readers, for your recent outpouring of support. Believe me, it helps me to keep going.
No one wants to be unpopular, but I consider myself bound by a duty to tell the truth regardless of whether certain people want to hear it or not. To know I’m not alone is a source of strength to me, and I want you all to know that I appreciate it, big-time.
Maybe someday I’ll be so tough that I’ll be able to wear those epithets as badges of honor. After all, there are a lot of writers out there who have been called worse, and for a lot longer, than I have. I usually tell them that the time to worry is when these people who call them names start approving of them. Physician, heal thyself.
But for the time being, your comments and messages are food and drink to me.
Hey, I’m just an obscure fantasy writer who wants people to read his books. It gets under my skin when someone tells me that he’s got to protect his family from my nasty value system.
But, all things considered, I’ve gotta do what I’ve gotta do. And you help me keep on doing it. So… thank you!