Okay, so here’s the thing, Grace Meadows isn’t my real name. I use this pen name when I write erotica. As a new author I’m not comfortable walking up to people, shaking their hand and saying, “Hi, did you hear my news I’m a soon to be published author of erotica.”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of my work. I’m excited that Decadent Publishing will be published Untouched Places as part of their launch.
However, I do write other things and I do have a different persona than Grace Meadows.
So what I did was tell a few friends. I told them to keep my secret. What didn’t know… What I found out last night at a party was that one of these friends was blabbing her mouth off about my secret.
What do I do now?
I feel hurt that this friend would use my secret so loosely. It was mine to tell when and where. I wasn’t hurting anyone.
She said that she was proud that I was going to be published and wanted to share my news with everyone.
Could she have done this without mentioning the erotica part? I think she could have.
When I suggested that she should have done this her response was — What? You’re not proud of your work?
She didn’t seem to understand my point of view at all. Fact is I don’t think she even tried.
I like this person. I feel that she is one of my closest friends. My other question for you is why would a so-called friend do this?
Feeling hurt and alone,