Writing is actually a solitary pursuit; some people even say a selfish one, since we enter our own worlds and shut out the world. I know I do, and love it! I am a natural hermit, :) although I now know some fantastic people through fanfiction and would love to meet them in person to talk about their stories.
My family long ago learned to leave me when I was writing, and even now, if my b/f calls up the stairs and I am busy, he will get a:
'I am writing!' in response.
Don't talk about the burned dinners, the missed appointments - there are many. I have to get my priorities straight - so I cremate chickens on a regular basis and forget to go to places. XD
Author's Response: I have no problem with shutting out the world. I feel safer that way. I am a good judge of character (and have prooven just that many times) but that also makes it hard to trust people. All I can see is things that may hurt me. Books I can truth not to do that, I can control want isn't real. But the real world scares me because i see others hurt and I know one day i'll miss judge and it will be me. I also burn dinners, foreget what I was asked to do, and answer questions like 'What are you writing on?' with 'I don't know where it is, Mom!':)
Your participation and contributions here will sharpen your writing and thinking skills, something you will find invaluable as you grow older. Even if you never acquire the recognition you think you deserve for your stories, you will still come away the richer for the experience you've gained.
Thank you for answering the challenge and keep up the good work!
Never give up hope. I am like you in a way, but people here have made me welcome. I welcome you, Erethren. Never feel that you are completely alone.
Author's Response: thank you. That may have been just what I needed to hear today of all days. I haven't felt very welcome anywhere for some time now. Not even in my own home. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.