I don’t know who originally said this but I’ve hung around the program long enough to know this to be applicable in many instances where one needs help, or needs to be honest, or ask for a pardon: You can save your ass or you can save face but not both. Gulp. (In my head I hear people saying, Yeees? Was there something you wanted to say?) They all have one arched eyebrow.
Okay: I had growing pains and ranted about how much work it is to be Followed, and about how I needed to get my own work done and um, didn’t have to time to say thank you to new Follows, or respond to (ouch) Likes of my work. Or time to go in and read other people’s stuff.
Now: I’m slightly abhorred by my own arrogance. And I apologize. Like many, I have a time management problem. Not a you problem. I hope you will pardon my growing pains. And yes, come back. I have the time, found the time, will make the time. I can’t do without community. I somehow forgot that it’s the backbone of this place, especially for this fledgling poet-wants-to-try-short-story writer.
PS To the new-to-me writers that responded to the afore-mentioned post, behind whom I now get to tag along, thank you.
Note: Comments of the “never apologize” persuasion will be cheerfully deleted.