When I came back to writing in 2013, I felt the support from the virtual writing world, uplifting me to want to be a better writer. But to every good is the bad. There were times I felt pushed down indirectly by something said or done. As new writers, or returning, we ALL feel this.
But, I get irritated when people treat others like THEY'RE new to any of this. And if they were, why does that matter? No one should have to give out their history, credentials, or life story on what makes them a "valid" writer. Or make others feel like they can't join their "super exclusive" writing clique. Oh, the writing cliques...don't get me started on that H.S. rewind.
I harbor certain old feelings to this day, tattooed in my heart, burning fresh and new each time I'm reminded of my follies. Sometimes, I give myself enough courage and say forget it, I'm better off without those grudges. But those "sometimes" are few and far between since recent events. I really just wish for a specific closure, but I'm not sure I'll get it.
Closure. What a word to break down. Close-sure. A sure-close. If only it were that simple. If only...