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    Cecelia posted an update 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    All of ya’ll probably know how HARD it is to get a piece of writing published somewhere. Especially being a young adult and having had none published so far and trying relentlessly for the past 6 years to get something published in a publication. I thought having had my first piece finally published (that first roadblock to getting more opportunities), I’d be more excited and have more support from my family member. She knows how hard on the side I write and try to get it out there. Yet the first one, I bring it up, telling her that that piece of ”junk mail” from the publishing company she claimed was actually them telling my my poem will be in their next edition. ”Oh” she says KIND of excitingly, and then asks if I paid for it?? HUH? Why would someone PAY to have their work somewhere? That’s weird shit, no. My fucking poem got accepted because it was GOOD not fucking bribed. I don’t pay shit unless I wanna buy a copy of the edition or buy a plaque with my poem, which I think I’ll do!

    • You deserve so much better @invincible, your family member should give you encouragement, positivity and support, they have absolutely no right to trample over your dedication and hard work, they should be proud of you and your writing beautiful angel Cecelia, keep writing Cecelia and creating wonderful pieces Cecelia, don’t let the negativity of a family member stop you from writing sweetheart, keep doing what makes you happy and follow your dreams sweetie, feel free to inbox me anytime if you want to chat or vent, stay strong, you are never alone :) <3 (hugs)