Hello, my lovelies,
As so many of you are, I am devastated by the results of our election. It’s difficult for me to put words to the many thoughts and feelings I have. In all honesty, it’s been difficult for me to even allow myself to feel those feelings. I’ve been further distressed this past week by all the infighting that I’ve seen online, between people supposedly “on the same side.” It’s breaking my heart. A lady once said we’d be stronger together. Remember that? I still believe that. It’s how I’m living my life.
I don’t know how much I will be blogging in the future. I created The Blabbermouth Blog because I wanted to talk to writers and people in the publishing industry, about writing and publishing. But it’s difficult to write a post about “story arc” or “10 things to improve your query letter,” when it feels like the world is crumbling.
So, here’s what you can count on me for:
- I will continue to try to make a difference in our world in the way I have always done since joining the publishing industry 7 years ago, standing firm in my commitment to representing the stories and voices of people who have traditionally been marginalized.
- I will continue to be unabashedly, unapologetically, and loudly feminist, talking about feminism, defending and supporting and working for the rights of women and girls.
- In small and large ways, with my money and my individual actions, I will work even harder to support the rights of people of color, people of all religions (and no religion), and those in the GLBTQ+ community.
- In small and large ways, with my money and my individual actions, I will continue working for healthy and sustainable environmental policies.
Here’s what you can not count on me for:
- I may or may not be active on social media; social media isn’t always the best thing for my mental health.
- I don’t post where I donate, when I volunteer, and all of that. Please know that doesn’t mean I don’t care or think that I’m not in action.
- I may or may not just talk about writing and publishing on this blog. If you don’t care for that, you’re welcome to read someone else’s blog.
For those of you who’ve been reading The Blabbermouth Blog for a while, you know I’m all about peace and love. I know that’s a strength. But just so you know, that doesn’t mean I’m not kicking ass and taking names. For me, the personal is political and the political is personal.