In the time since leaving Bookrix-my best decision-many things about certain people on the site have become clearer now I don't spend my time waiting to defend myself from attack and one of the most obvious things and stupidest ideas was that certain people considered me a threat; the idea is so preposterous as I am only a threat if you (!) chose to make me one.
As shown in this link, certain people went to extraordinary lengths to discredit my work
http://alsdomain.weebly.com/1/post/2013/04/i-must-be-good.html#.UoTagHBSia0 and the only reason I can think of is that my original ideas at the time were too original for people capable of only writing correctly punctuated-yet boring-prose, which lacked excitement.
There is also the big (!) problem for them, the group in mind were always on about how much education they had and how degrees made you a good writer and then WHOOPS; Al wins an award-from a reputable source, which gives credence to the my book-but wait!
What degrees do I have? None, I do not even have any real qualifications, I never went to college/ University and the only writing course I almost got on was wrecked the summer when my tendon snapped.
Yet, these people and others I was chatting to at the time of the award decided to shun me, because my imagination is my forte'. I can visualise the vast expanses of the seas and the weird monsters in http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BEDMSO
I am at a loss as to why these people perceived me as a threat, they more were selling books a month than I have sold e-books in two years. Did they think something big was coming my way? Well, since the award, Chronicles of Mark Johnson has sold only one copy-I guess that shoots that theory down.
Another reason for perceiving the threat was that my writing was drawing attention from people who I had little contact with, which meant the writing was good on its own and needed no friends to push it.
But, as I said at the start, they saw me as a threat-I was no threat to anybody, at any time-what does that tell you about how much they thought of their (!) work, that an unknown and lesser educated person had the talent to draw readers.