Hi all, I've been thinking about the post I wrote early this morning, and I want to say that I get it. It's not great. It may not even be good. There are a few lines I like but to be honest, it's not up to my standards. To strain a metaphor, I think there may be the seed of a good idea there, and even if I'm not wrong about that, I tried to force that seed to grow before it got the nutrients it needed to sprout on its own (if there's anything I'm good at, it's straining a metaphor).
I don't plan on writing a huge post about this, but I just wanted to explain that I guess I (rightly or wrongly) view the Powder Room as a sort of a writer's workshop for people that are looking at writing as something more than a passing fancy, as well as a good source of cheap labor for GM - a symbiotic relationship of sorts. I haven't been writing for that long, and I know that when you're starting out, quantity can be as or more important than quality, and sometimes I write more publicly than I should.
I also feel like that post was the first time I've written something that I really classified as click-baity, where the message (which is still there, even if I wrote it terribly) is outweighed by bombast and provocation, and for that I apologize. I've been rightly taken down a peg by you guys, and I appreciate it. It will make me a better writer in the future.
There's more to say, but I just wanted to say that I got a little too happy smelling my own farts. I was stung by a lot of the comments, and I needed it. You guys really are great and I appreciate the support you have given me. I hope that I can make better use of it going forward.