I'm having a bad day. And I don't want to go into the details of said day but I will take this moment to vent on a subject that has been bothering me.
Seriously, "I'll read yours if you read mine" is such a load of crap. Literal crap. I have had to read the worst things in the last few days as I whore myself out for some kind of feedback on my novel. I have been tricked into reading countless weird teen drama and horribly horribly written, craptastic, self indulging, graphic, over the top One Direction fanfic. I mean, really? One Direction? Are they still a thing? But the deal has been made, comment for comment. So i read this awful drivel, leave my polite feedback and then I wait. And wait. No one reads mine. No one.
Why am I reducing myself to this? Why am i wasting precious hours of writing time on liars and their stinkiness? Why? Why? Why? Oh yeah, because I have exactly 2 readers for my story and I need more. Because I am a selfish, self obsessed writer who will stop at nothing to get freaking feedback.
Let's face it, I'm the stinkiest of them all.