I'm am so sick of the finger-pointing and blame. From SFF, from American citizens. Isn't it past time we stop blaming the other side for our woes? For our fears? Both sides have them. Neither side is all the way right or wrong. What does it take to stop the madness? Seriously people. This isn't professional. This isn't the community I fought so hard to get into. You've buried people that have done you no harm on either side. SJWs/Puppies. Republicans/Democrats. Who has to die before you get your collective heads out of your hurt butts? Isn't that how so many stories end? Someone dies before both sides see how foolish they are. Who is it going to be? Who has to make the ultimate sacrifice before there is peace? We're writers. We've seen this plot before. Come together and face each other with understanding, love, compassion, or haven't we come far enough as a species for that? Everyone is scared. Everyone. If you're not scared, you're not paying attention. And if you think it's just going to work itself out, it's not. I love and respect people on both sides of this conflict and I refuse to chose one side or another. I love working with both and will continue to do so as long as I'm allowed to. As long as I have stories to tell I will, and I will do it in the most honest way I know how. Isn't that what we all want as creators? To reach the most people with our stories? We are doing the very things we used to abhor. Writing stories for select audiences. Marketing to select audiences. I refuse that notion. I write stories for everyone. If you don't read my stories, that's your choice. But they were written for YOU. Doesn't matter. M/F. POC/White. Hetero/LGTB. I write stories for everyone and I try to include everyone in them because we live in a world amazing people. Why is this so difficult a concept? Author shaming. Character shaming. Plot shaming. Let's stop. Just stop.