Vampires walk along side us as we travel through life. No, I'm not talking about blood suckers. Soul Suckers - They latch on to you and drain your energy, leaving you exhausted.
I've been lucky in my writing career, so far, not to have ventured upon one of these creatures, but I have heard horror stories from others in the profession.
I do, however, have a few lurking in my life, outside of the business. Best method of dealing with these awful things is to avoid them at all cost.
How many of you are laughing at this point? Bet you have one in your closet right now.
Some signs to watch out for when identifying a vampire. Angry people - they complain about the most off the wall things you can think of. Blame-shifters - nothing is ever their fault. Self-important - nothing you could do would ever impress these people. Self-pity - Had a bad day? Bet this one can top it and will.
Words from my most endearing vampire, "Oh, so it's just online." These were the words I received after telling the vampire of my latest accomplishment, my novella "Escape to Love".
So, now, do you recognize that vampire who's made a home in your life?