Okay, so I've been thinking a lot about where I spend my energy. My time. My brain cells. See, my time is getting more and more pressed, and I have to be very careful about using too much of it on the wrong things.
And I have decided that the "wrong things" are anything that brings negativity into my life. There are better things I can devote my energy to. That's why I write only positive reviews on Bookanista Thursday. That's why I leave as many encouraging comments on as many blogs as I can. That's why when people ask for help, I give it if I can. To anyone. Agented or unagented. Published or unpublished. Homeless or Homeful. It matters not to me.
I just think there's enough negativity, enough tearing down, enough scorning and scoffing to bring even the most optimistic person into a downward spiral of depression.
I refuse to add my voice to that.
I choose to spend my energy on those things that are uplifting. For me, for my family, for those around me, for my interactions on the Internet.
Just because there are screens between people doesn't make the words we say to one another any less hurtful.
The Internet is a public place. You can have your opinions; I have mine. I choose to only make the positive opinions public. The negative ones my husband hears all about. *wink*
What do you think? Where are you spending your energy, and what do you think people take away from what you say and do?
Also, the winner of a book of their choice from #IHeartIndies day is Theresa Milstein! Email me, T.