Sometimes I feel discouraged by family and friends. Sometimes I wonder why I write. If I stop would it make a difference? Would anyone care? Are these really masterpieces in me or just junk? Sigh. I know I can expect criticism but just every once in a while it would be nice to know I can say ‘Yes, I’ve touched someone in some way’. If not, some kind of insight as to how those who’ve made it… made it.