Reap what you sow

Francesca:

Oh my God! Yes, yes, and Yes! People who harass me get upset when they get written about in a bad light. I had some people over at the Amazon writing forum stalk and harass me, vote one star on my short stories, and now they’re pissed when I call them out for what they are. They never own up to anything instead they play the victims.

If people want to start crap with me, I’ll be sure to finish it. I cannot stand these people who think they’re tough then they’re surprised I have the guts to get them to sit the back down and shut up that they have to stalk me on every site I post to down vote my comments.

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

It never ceases to amaze me how people cannot see the offense in their own words. They might be a “good person” and therefore color every phrase they make with rainbows and butterflies. That doesn’t mean that what you say won’t piss someone off. It is a good reminder for all bloggers that if you write it SOMEONE will see it.

I hate when people make bold statements on WP, FB, or twitter and then when they get backlash they immediately roll over with their four feet in the air. Grow a damn backbone or get the hell off social media! If you are in the habit of making bold posts then own those posts. Don’t come back the next day with a “I was crying all night I didn’t realize people would get so offended!”

I think some people must live good lives and have rarely had a harsh…

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Responding to Reviews

They always say it’s a bad thing to respond to reviews, but I’m really liking to see authors and writers go out of their way to have conversations with their readers.  I don’t like being ignored you know, especially when I have something to say — of course that’s meaningful.  Maybe if readers come across someone’s book they can subscribe to the blog to have conversations at the blog instead of review comments.  Would it look tacky to have a nice conversation with someone who read a whole book in the review comments?

It’s better than venom I think!  I feel like if people did respond to reviews in an articulate manner it would be okay to respond just to be like thank you for enjoying my book what would they like to see in the next book?  They say to not even respond thanking them for reading the book.  What if you want to know what they like to see in the next book?

A Writer’s Worst Nightmare

Who does this Sam Taylor Mullens writer thinks she is?  She clearly copied someone else’s original work and claimed it as her own.  Then she claims the writer gave her “permission” to use her work when that is also a lie and claims on a different name how the author is so-called “jealous” she wrote it better.  This is why I didn’t want to be a full time time writer because I know people like “Sam Taylor Mullens” are out there.  The full story is at Rachel Ann Nunes blogspot (the work Sam Taylor stole): http://rachelannnunes.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/standing-against-plagarism.html?m=1

Sam Taylor is basically admitting it was Rachel Ann’s work when she claims Rachel gave her “permission” [when she really had no permission.]  Then she lies and attacks her saying she got it from some reading group.  Is this Sam Taylor on some meds?  Do they really think those copy right laws in front of a book are there to look pretty and nothing will happen if they copy someone?  What goes on in these people’s minds who think they can take a paragraph then change up some things to call it their own?  This isn’t writing a high school essay anymore.  This is the real world.

Walls

For far too long I’ve put up walls, not letting stuff bother me.  When I finally say screw what people think when I let things bother me, people feel the need to mock me saying, “Oh, look it Poor Jessica poor this poor that.”  You’re not even worth my time.  I went on the Amazon forums again because I saw an interesting topic about getting sued for writing so I commented on it because I’m always worried about some loser trying to sue me for writing the truth.  It is so ridiculous how people can sue you for writing the TRUTH exposing them.  I hadn’t posted at the Amazon forums in a long time and as soon as some people saw my name there, I knew a snarky poster was going to bring up past drama.  Luckily it was only one, but I shot back at her and she hasn’t had something to say back yet.

She claims she’s sick of the drama but every chance she gets she always follows me around the forums and say some smart alec comment.  So I told her I think she lives off this drama that’s why she brings it up when I wasn’t even talking about it.

I’m not going to let her bother me.  She’s the type of person to ditch you in your worst times and think she can waltz back in your life when things are going great.  I get what they try to do saying I need to focus on more meaningful stuff than letting people get me down, but the way they go about it is just rude and condescending.  She unfollowed me because I kept writing about bullies and bad people.

I did have some decent conversations with some new posters on there after I haven’t been on there for a while, though.  Then she had to come in and say something dumb.  She’s just a bored lady who has nothing to do with her life but write all day so I’m not going to let her bother me like she wants.

To Make or Not to Make

I’ve been debating on whether or not to make a forum.  I don’t have the tools to drive traffic to it.  I’ve tried starting a forum before but it never took off.  I have this blog already (only these posts are about my projects and my life and other people can’t make threads), but I’d like a place to discuss things about writing and there seems to be completely unmoderated forums everywhere else.  How useful would a complete ethically reading and writing moderated forum be of all genres?  I’ve tried researching forums but haven’t found a writing forum that talks about everything where moderators are fair with what gets posted and deleted.  Most writing forums I’ve found are ran by generated robots or unethical administrators. One of my biggest dreams one day is to form an active writing forum where we can find lots of stuff about writing easily.  It’s just scattered all over the world wide web currently.

Unimportant Me

Francesca:

I always say what I want as well. There will be people who will agree and won’t agree on every subject so I don’t try to please those who don’t agree with what I do or say.

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

I revel in the fact that I am unimportant because if I “mattered” then I would have to watch what I say. I will never run for political office, will never be Star Fleet Commander, and will never appear on TV to defend my views. I have always found it amusing how “random people” get thrust into the limelight against their will and often times it is due to the “one time” they dare to express their true opinions. Isn’t it amusing, for instance, how the Freshly Pressed staff normally picks very soft bloggers to feature and in turn forces them into the arena? They rarely pick controversial blogs that I have noticed and I wonder if that is on purpose.

Unimportant me lives an unimportant life and that life gives me the freedom to say what I wish. There will be no blow back from my work, family…

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Ritchie Rich the nosey Troll is now blocked.

I’ve decided to not allow the moron to post on my page anymore.  Of course he’ll still stalk my page, unfortunately.  I think he’s like infatuated with me or something.  A spiteful ex, or a spiteful somebody that has nothing better to do with his life to stick his nose in my business that has nothing to do with him.  Look, Ritch-ie Rich, pappy, I know you live a dull life that’s why you’re back, but that’s not my problem to entertain you.  I really can’t take him seriously when he doesn’t show his real identity, LOL! And he has the nerve to call me a troll while talking shit behind an anonymous screen name.  The biggest form of trolling on the Internet award goes to: Ritchie Rich!

The Critic

Recently, I have joined Reddit.com and WattPad.  I found myself browsing through dozens of good reads, also by other undiscovered writers, and even known ones.  This section is where I will be reviewing what I have read and will give any recommendations to “Must Reads.”  If you are looking for someone to review your work as well, I am always open for a kind, thoughtful review.  Rest assured I am not the type to insult someone/someone’s work but to give improvements or what are an author’s strong point in their writings.

People have always told me I’m a very detailed person so I thought I would put my detailed thinking to good use.

Fun Fact #7: I hate borrowing $ from people.

Maybe it’s because I’m lucky I don’t have any children to provide for right now, but I hate borrowing money from people.  If you’re on your own though, you have no excuse to borrow money from other people if you have no children.  And then there are people who will take all the money they can get and not pay people back.  If you don’t have the money to buy what you want/need, I’m afraid you’ll have to with do for the time.  That’s what I did.  When I couldn’t pay rent on time because work got called off for two weeks, I bounced my account, didn’t ask for other people to pay my rent.  I lived off of Ramen and cereal I bought from before and stocked so I didn’t starve.  I don’t know how people can feel good about themselves nonchalantly borrowing money from people knowing it would take a while to be paid back.  A family friend offered me $100.  I really didn’t want to take it, but it helped a lot at the time.  As soon as I get my tax refunds I am paying the person back.  Everyone that knows me knows my biggest pet peeve is not wanting to borrow money and if I do I pay them back as soon as possible.

My Journey to You Chapter 7: Good Times, Good Times

You know you’ve got a great job when nearly everything you do reminds you of sexual innuendos, hahahahahaha.

I made a good friend at my new job who takes me to work.  She’s hilarious.  I had her cracking up all night when I was saying innuendos.

She says to me, “You need to get laid.  That’s why you’re referencing it all the time and you don’t even notice.”

Then another co-worker joked I watch porn because I can’t get any.  I don’t even watch porn, psht.  Honest.

[Oh, I’m not even gonna try to be discreet about that, yes I do need to get laid. Argh, for having standards.  Sometimes I wish I could just hook up with someone and not care because getting feelings for someone is what ends up hurting a person in the end when things don’t work out.  I’m still going to try and have a good outlook on a rather hopeless situation because I love floating on cloud 9, I do.  I just wish we could talk more than we do right now!  It’s always a hit or miss.]

For example, I was cleaning and inspecting parts in a way where she said I looked like I was jacking someone off.  I didn’t even really think about how it looked until she said something and the way things were said even though it’s proper instructions to do things are the best innuendos.

An older African gentleman at work of course was shocked to find out how old I’m turning on Sunday.  He’s like, “No way.  You’re not going to be that old.  You look really young.”

“Yep, I have no one in our hometown for me.  It’s just me, myself, and I.  No children except for my dog.  One day I’ll become a mom, hopefully with the right person.  For now, I’m just paying off all my bills.”

He said to me, “My wife and I have two boys and I can tell you’d be a really good mom someday when you have children.”

That comment just made me gush.  Everyone was complimenting me today.  My bosses just told me I was the best freaking quality inspector for the production line in history since they started that line out of everyone that has worked it.  I like this work environment.  It’s a pleasant place where people have a sense of humor and can joke around, not be too serious all the time.

If I’m a top worker, I know I’d be a damn good mom to my future kids if I ever get to have any, and a damn good girlfriend/wife.  Sigh…

I know I’d be good with teaching future kids respect, morals, and not letting people treat them like they’re worth nothing.

Right now, I’m okay with not having any children.  I’m struggling to live myself and I don’t want to bring any children to live in my sucky situation right now.  When I have children, I want to be properly prepared.  So for now, I’m just having fun with myself and getting all my bills paid to where I only have the regular daily bills to worry about and not extra things like student loans, etc.