Jul 4Liked by Zelly

I *hate* asking people for anything at all. I went to the WFWA conference in Chicago last fall with the intention of building a street team for my novel (which released this May). Four authors I saw there (with whom I'd engaged on FB) agreed to do so (although only two ultimately did), but then after two others unceremoniously said 'no' (before I even finished my sentence), I stopped asking and went back into my introverted shell. The idea that the writing community is supportive is a myth.

I'm happy to read your new novel, review+post. But I don't have a ton of followers, so it won't achieve much impact.

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I’m so sorry that this has been your experience. Very disheartening. I have great respect for your perspective and writing, so for me it’s not about how many followers you have. I’m just grateful for your support.

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