neetika2 days ago
Excellent post, Martina. I love how you have differentiated between being lonely and being a solitary creature. I am extremely comfortable spending time by myself. But a lot of people are extremely uncomfortable by the thought of spending even one evening alone.
'Know thyself: Know who you are, what you want out of life, and what you absolutely do not want.' I love this statement. Some people love being with others 24*7, while some others need a lot of downtime to function properly in public. Knowing whether you are an introvert or an extrovert helps a great deal in being able to decide what you want and what you don't.
It is great to set up rules on how far one would go to avoid loneliness. A lot of people stay in toxic relationships and friendships just to avoid feeling lonely. But such an attitude leads to more harm than good.
Hans M Hirschi2 days ago
It does take some getting used to, and I always suffer with my author friends who are devastated by bad reviews. I've long ago taken to heart what you say, and as long as my Goodreads average is above Shakespeare's (the best of the best), heck, I'm good! ;)
e-Books India13 hours ago
Really glad you liked the post, Neetika. Many thanks for adding the additional point about observation skills. Writers, especially those that are introverts can become great people watchers. Thank you for sharing!
neetika2 days ago
Excellent post. The personality flaws mentioned above hit the nail on the head. Writing is a lonely profession. One has to be comfortable spending hours with no human interaction whatsoever. To add on to the ones mentioned above, I think even observation skills are very important when it comes to being a good writer especially in social settings- how people dress up, how they interact with each other and what they give away about their personalities even without saying a word. Shared the post on Stumbleupon and Twitter.
liquidtroll9 hours ago
i m glad you like it neetika , i m also a morning person, i wake up at 6 in the morning !! Work can't wait... i wish i could wake up 1-2 hours later ... but anyway. Thank you for your feedback my friend, wish you a wonderful day
Don Purdum9 hours ago
Hey Andrew, I will be interested to see how your new strategy works for you. I shared in the comment on your post a few things that shocked me with some results I was not getting and some things I'm tweaking as well. It's going to be a great and interesting 2nd half of 2015.