Saturday, August 12, 2017

When Living Your Dream...

Becomes a living nightmare...

I don't know much about what goes on with a lot of authors, in terms of the negative goings on nor do I speak about it, but this is bothering me. A lot.

While doing my usual social media scroll, I came across some stuff about two days ago where it was mentioned that people were trying to get an author's book removed from Amazon. Something about the content being too much and it was bothering some readers. Umm, what? But as if that wasn't bad enough, it is my understanding that they have now gone on to get that book, and other books of hers, removed from other book carriers as well! How in the world is that even allowed.?!

To make matters worse, there are people harassing her online. Calling her names and probably saying a lot worse all because she CHOSE to share her imagination with the world! She pushed the literary limits and took reader's to a place that they wouldn't normally go, so what is the problem? Am I the only one that's confused here because I thought that's what a writer's job was; to create stories and images with our words that allowed us to take our readers on one hell of a journey. I thought the purpose of being an author was to express ourselves through our stories. We get paid to take people to places they normally wouldn't dare mentally go. People technically pay us for our imaginations.

There have been many stories that I have read where some would probably balk at just the thought of reading them, however, I ENJOY reading that kind of stuff! The kind of stuff that leaves you mentally f'd up after the book is finished. The kind of stuff that has you questioning the very existence of humanity. My gracious, "Flowers in the Attic" had a movie made from it and "The Nursery" was popular during its time! Have you ever read "Survival Game" by J.E. Taylor? Kidnapping, porn, snuff, rape, and other depraved acts went on within those pages but you know what? They made for a damn good read! 

As of right now, I haven't the slightest clue as to what the book that caused the uproar was about and honestly, I don't care. She's a fellow author and as such, she gets my full support. Doesn't matter what it was that was written, doesn't matter the genre or the content either. What matters is that she's an author, an individual with a dream. A dream that should've still been an enjoyable one, not a nightmare that you find yourself waking up and going to sleep to every night.

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