When you sit down and write something/anything that comes from your heart to share with the world, don't be surprised when they tear it apart and rip it to shreds. That's what we also do to everyone's writings, masterpieces or not!
Why? Because we find fault within their writings! We want theirs to be the way that we ourselves would have written it if it had of been our own!
But, it's not our own, it's theirs and they wrote it the way that they felt it should have been written when it poured out of them like blood from their own hearts, like ours did!
So, is it retaliation, or a counter attack for them having destroyed our poetry, our jokes, our riddles, our songs, our stories; for the long (novel) or short (book) of it?
Or, is it because of the way they wrote it? They misspelled a word, forgot to space the paragraphs, forgot to punctuate rightly and I could go on and on!
What was the reason for our/your criticism? Was is constructive or destructive? Was it to help us/them or to hinder us/them?
Why do I even bother to write this? BECAUSE WE, YOU/ME FORGET THAT WE BOTH WROTE OUR SHARED WORK FROM THE HEART!
We all need to treat each others hearts gently and tenderly because that first time writer may fall and stumble and never recover because of us, all of us!
When we kill another's work, written from the heart, we break that heart and sometimes without even knowing about it!
Do we care? We had better because sooner or later, but surely, someone will come along and take what you/I have written and bash it against the stone wall of a reality that neither of us have or had expected!
If we comment on one another's work REMEMBER THAT WHAT YOU SOW YOU/I SHALL REAP!
Or, what goes around comes around to knock on our door as well, so if we're afraid to answer that knock on our door...
None of us can write the story that all will love and if you think about it, no one of us can write the story that all will hate!
Some of us have that strong heart that can take a licking and keep on ticking while others have weak hearts that are crushed when something that they felt was worth sharing was tossed to the wayside or thrown in the trash by those of us that are heartless at times because we didn't stop to think that we were there in their shoes once!
How did we overcome and keep on trudging through the thin and thick of it?
That's what we need to help one another do! OVERCOME THOSE OBSTACLES THAT SEEKS TO BRING US DOWN AND MAKE US WANT TO THROW IN THE TOWEL AND GIVE UP OR QUIT WRITING!
And trust me, I'm for sure that I probably made some mistakes in this writing as well because I make mistakes! We all do darn it to heck!
That's why we need help, all of us do!