My NANORWRIMO experience has not worked the way I planned this month. A sick child (he's better now) and a home remodeling experience--which can best be described as MUCH FODDER for the writing grist--have left me with less time to write than I had anticipated.
It has, however, left me with snippets of time I have spent "procrastinating" on the web. I put that in quotes because each day has left me with a new insight on craft (see my last post) or some new research for my WIP, or some personal inspiration. Rachelle Gardner has a great post on working through these frustrations, when I have questioned my reasons for writing and my ability to succeed.
I found that link from a link on a blog which I visit daily. Under the comments of the not-named blog, however, I found some very rude comments on the spiritual nature of Rachelle Gardner's post. I can fully understand people having other beliefs, or no religious beliefs at all, but I can not understand someone being mean about others' beliefs. I'm not sure if it is the anonymity of the blogosphere, or if the poster is regularly an unpleasant person, but it left an unpleasant e-smell. Maybe it's because I'm in the midwest and we are a little nicer here about differences.
I can feel sorry for the person, and whatever hurt they have in their lives that they feel it necessary to inflict that on others, but it does make me wonder about being published and how open that will leave me to unkind words, or worse, from strangers.
I don't mean about my writing---that's subjective and if you think it's awful, that's your opinion. Just don't read what I write and you and I will both be happy. What really concerns me is that someone who disagrees with a (real or perceived) political or religious slant to my work will see it as something PERSONAL, and try to respond in a personal way.
I'm very protective of my family (no pictures of my DH or kids on this blog) so that makes me concerned.
Of course, I may never get anything else published, and this will all be a meaningless worry. LOL
Do you have things in your professional live which affect you and your family on a personal level? Do you find it difficult to separate the two aspects of your life or do you feel more comfortable combining the two?