You are the canine in this story. You’ve spent years working to master your genre only to find three newbies, who aren’t even trained, setting up residence in YOUR genre!
What do you do?
- Demonstrate your displeasure to your writing community.
- Huff and puff.
- Realize there is plenty of room and you don’t own the genre. It’s okay to share.
Kristen Joy Wilks
Ha ha! That is fabulous!!! Yes, it can be hard to have your spot taken … but it does inspire one to dig down and find their unique slant.
Adorable. This reminds me of a quote by John le Carre: “‘The cat sat on the mat’ is not a story. ‘The cat sat on the dog’s mat’ is a story.”
Sharon K Connell
Hopefully, we all grow into #4 and quit acting like a spoiled pooch. LOLOL
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.”
― Oscar Wilde
Sheri Dean Parmelee
How cute. Frustrating. Exasperating. I feel his pain.
And the kittens: “We don’t know what’s going on, but someone told us this is the place to be.”
I might do a little growling, but finally find a niche that suits me. Those are the most mellow kittens I’ve ever seen.
If or when I am the dog, I pray I choose option 4. So long as I’m a kitty cat, I pray I have the perseverance to hang on and not let the big dog, who currently owns the place, intimidate me into running away like a big fraidy cat. 😃