Thursday Thoughts: Universal Angel Awareness

Today, I’m going to talk about something not so dear to my heart. While this is mostly aimed at writers, anyone can more than likely relate. Writers and folks in the arts and public eye are going to get bad reviews. It happens. It hurts. We try not to let it get to us. Sadly, given the cancel culture so prevalent today, all sort of people are taking hits. It’s not nice. It’s not fair. And did I mention it hurts? As a writer, the best thing you can do is not read reviews, especially the bad ones. Sometimes, that means resorting to sticking our fingers in our ears and singing LaLaLaLaLa to drown out the negativity. The Universe has something interesting to say about this topic.

One of the most stringent conditions all angels must meet, Silver, other than double-advanced harp playing and skydiving abilities (not necessarily at the same time), is that they must not allow themselves to feel hurt or rejected by the choices made by others, no matter how much they’ve done for them nor how great their love.

Yeah, WOW.

Wow, wow –
The Universe

Angels are people, too, Silver.

That’s some good advice for everyone right there. Yup. We can’t control what others feel or think or say. All we can control is our reactions. They don’t define us. Not who we are, what we do, how we deal with them. That’s on us, individually. I’ve seen authors get into flame wars with readers. I’ve seen an intelligent person who had the facts get torn to shreds by the social media mob for daring to point out the truth. Today’s culture is a scary place. Me? I’m going to ignore the bad reviews, bask in the good ones, keep writing books I hope people will want to read, say nice things when I can, shut up and keep my mouth closed when I can’t. And I have just one thing to add:

Universe: Angels are people too, Silver. Just a little inspiration for you.
Me: No.
Universe: Aaanngelssss.
Me: NO!

As if I have time for another series… 🙄 


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Angel Awareness

  1. Heh. No, you don’t have time for another series right now. But sometimes we can’t help ourselves. ;o)

    And yep yep yep. We have to keep all that negative crap away or it interferes with our creativity and our gumption. I wish I was better at that.

    • Silver James says:

      You and me both! And all this weather kerfluffle doesn’t help. Writing seems like a pipe dream but I’m going to get Sade and the Scooby Gang on track or kill them off. Ha! Won’t that fix their little Flexible Flyers! 😉

      Hope all is still warm and safe up your way. We are at like 292 hours and counting of below-freezing weather. I’m so done with 2021. On a happy note, pitchers and catchers reported yesterday! BASEBALL!!! 😉

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