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Posted on April 21, 2016 at 6:12pm Post #1
Mind if I think out loud about love and writing? A very strange thing is happening this year. Last year, I wrote and published a number of books. This year, all I seem to be able to do is write half-novels because I start something new before they are finished. Do you know how people will say, "I don't know what their problem is", but they actually *do* know what their problem is? It's just tha...

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Monika Pacyfka Tichy

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Posted on April 26, 2016 at 11:09am Post #1019
Dear Julie,
I read this blog post like a psychological non-fiction thriller. I'm so happy with the ending. It's always best to be true to ourselves, no matter what world will say, or will not say.
I love your true and painful books, even though the pain is deep and awful. In Poland where I live my entire life there is an extremely popular author of YA books, Małgorzata Musierowicz. The some-dozens-volumes-series covers lives of following generations of bound families and friends from 70's to date and are popular also among adults. Well-written, set in real space of a big city, with attention to details, and great humour. The topic is always a beginning of a relationship, not necessarily between teens. And if they fall in love and marry in church, they always live happily-ever-after and have children who love them and sugar sweet shit. (Readers are given the info about it in following volumes in the series). I loved these books, I was brought up on them. Along with religion they created my mindset. Only later I discovered that these books, and a catholic ideology they reflect, are entire huge lie, even if they pretend to be so realistic. They do not show real life. There are no divorces there. No same-gender couples. No bad mothers. No cruel fathers. Even no couples who are child-free by choice and happy about it. Characters are asexual angels. Boy meets girl, they spend Saturday night in his flat and instead of going to bed they go to church next morning.

As a young person I thought it's true and right, and I tried to live according to this ideology. It turned into a horrific fuck-up in my life. So thank you so much for your TRUE books. Maybe they will not sell as much, but next generations reading them will not make all the mistakes I did.

Keep going. Please.
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