October 17, 2012

THIS MIRRORS MY EXPERIENCE: ‘Paul Ryan Girl’ Video Reveals Fear of Being Openly Conservative in Show Biz

Coming out of the political closet didn’t hurt her.  It didn’t hurt me either. I blacklisted myself, but I’m still working.  I don’t know how many of you know the first time I saw my name at Instapundit (turned out it was about the afterword for Heinlein’s Puppet Masters) I was terrified.  I thought it would be the end of my career in publishing.  All the same, I felt compelled to come out of the political closet more and more.  Turned out I was right.  As soon as I started working at PJM and being more vocal about my politics in books, all but one publisher dropped me. OTOH that publisher is allowing me greater freedom than ever and my indie efforts are starting to show signs of paying off.  Also I seem to have more fans than ever.  Perhaps there’s a lot to be said to being brave and admitting to your beliefs or as Pratchett calls it “Being yourself as hard as you can.” Say it after me “I am Spartacus!”   Be Not Afraid.

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