I love writing. I am loving how my book is progressing. I doubt it would ever be published or that I would ever make money off of it, but I do it anyway, because I enjoy it. I write for myself, and I hope that some day at least a few people will read and enjoy my book. The problem is, my friends don't really care. A few have asked to read it, and I've sent them some of it, but that was months ago. I understand if they're busy and can't find the time, or even if they just don't want to read it, but for me it sort of kills my enthusiasm seeing how no one else is bothered. I don't know if anyone else finds this happens to them. I'm certainly not going to force my friends to read what I've written, and I'm not going to keep reminding them. Perhaps it's just me- if I had a friend who was working on some big project, I'd be interested. I'd want to see how they were doing and offer support. Maybe I just need better friends. Anyway, it's one of the reasons I am grateful I found this place. Just being around other writers helps to get me motivated. So thank you, everyone.