With all good intentions

Your friends are always there to help and hopefully guide you in the right direction. Good friends give you the push you need and kick in the pants to get you back on track but sometimes they just miss the mark.  So what do you do? You know it’s all out of love and concern but sometimes you just want to say” back the hell up”.

So I am a writer working on my fifth novel.  I haven’t published but this upcoming book I really love and want to go hard at publishing this year. I recently met a man who is a published author as well as a photographer and music video maker.  He is successful and he felt it was his job to help me network and get out there.  I really appreciate it but I’m not ready. My book isn’t done and I still haven’t figured out a way to sell myself and my work.  He meant well but how do you decline an offer to jump start your career?

I know I have a fear of success, but I’m working on it. I just need to do things in my own way, at my own pace.  And yes my pace is glacier in speed but it’s what I need right now. So my friends are there for me, pushing, suggesting, and damn near yelling at me to get my on point.  I appreciate it all because it is out of love and that’s why they are my good friends but damn, it’s my life. I have to succeed when you encourage me to move rapidly down the path I’m not sure of.  Are you holding my hand the whole way?

So with all the great intentions out there, you have to think less about you and more about the one you are giving advice to.  They need more encouragement than a push. Some people appreciate the push to get them moving but as a friend you have to see what exactly would be best for them, not you.

And I mean this with all good intentions.

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