This is a difficult line of work to be in. Promoting is harder than writing in my opinion and I’m not even published yet. I was considering the FB world and how it jumps back and forth between drama and niceties (which is just apart of life) and a thought came to me. I see groups of street teams, promotional giveaways and cover makers, and even some support groups…but this life can be lonely and so very hard and the competition is out of this world. So…why aren’t there very many mentoring groups? Authors who’ve accomplished things, won awards, “made it”, who can honestly help those who are just coming into the world? I’d be lost without my mentor, who, while floundering in her own ways at times, still tries to support me no matter what. I found that just because you struggle to accomplish something and someone asks for help (like, dear god…I didn’t even know what a serial was!) why do they get shot down as being entitled or needy or riding off of someone else’s fame? It’s just kind of odd to me, how this world works. I get that people have to live their own lives, that writing/editing/publishing/promoting is a full time job but if I ever “make it” I would want to help someone who was once in my place, because I’d be lost without my mentor. Just a curiosity, promotes discussion, I’d love to see both sides of what people think to round out my understanding.