Friday, July 29, 2011

Beware of Vampires!

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?


Cherie Reich said...

Ooo...ouch, bad soul-sucking vampires. Those are so much worse than the blood-sucking kind.

Joylene Butler said...

It's amazing that I don't catch on to them sooner. Often it's a several minutes of abuse before it occurs to me that I don't need them in my life. Silly, eh?

Why would a person want to hang out with someone that sucks the life right out of them? I don't know. I think we seriously need to remember we worth more than that.

Great post, Cher.

Cher Green said...

Cherie and Joylene,

Glad you enjoyed the post. Some of these suckers are sneaky. The crawl into your life and make a home before revealing their true nature. Those are the hardest to get rid of.


Charmaine Clancy said...

Had to chuckle at your vampire's comments on your novella - sounds like something my mum would say. Luckily the vampire gene is not necessarily genetic! You're right, no point trying to impress the vampires.
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Cher Green said...

Charmaine, glad you enjoyed the post.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Yep, learning to recognize negative folks and how they can affect those around them is an important first step in side stepping their less than positive influence.

Cher Green said...

Terry, true. Surround yourself with positive people and positive things will happen.

E.D. said...

And persons surrounded by soul-suckers are in danger of becoming one too. Negativity breeds more negativity. Must definitely avoid these vamps!

Cher Green said...

E.D. Very true. It is an actively spreading disease.

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