I don’t think so, how about you?
When someone makes me mad I do one of two things. I either give them the silent treatment, or I blast them with words. Both work about the same.
Now, I’ve had my share of arguments with friends and family. I have a mouth. But that’s different. Usually it’s over a misunderstanding or someone’s feelings were hurt. I love those people and no matter what, we’ll make it right.
Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. I’ve had it bestowed on me, and I’ve given it. Use this tool often. It will save your friendships and keep you from eating alone on Thanksgivings Day.
Let’s get back to how do to deal with all those annoying people who just make us nuts. The roads are full of the most ridicules people in the world. Want to have a bad day? Pull out of your driveway.
First off, I’m a genuine happy person usually. It takes a lot to get me mad and I’d rather smile than frown. Better yet, I love, love, love, to laugh out loud as much as I can. I like people and I think that shows through most of the time.
I’m going to continue being a happy person because I have a secret life.
Half the time I’m not even in this world. I’m off on some great adventure. My characters are coming up with snappy dialog, my plot is thickening and the heroine/hero are rushing towards the climax. And since I work on two stories at once, my brain goes a hundred miles a minute. Most of the time I refuse to let crazy things, or people in life mess with my writing.
I’m not saying it hasn’t, but my biggest goal is to let go of this nonsense and stay ingrained in my story. I do this by asking the following, will all this crap matter when I am a New York Times Best Seller?