I have to un-friend several people on my f-list . . . writers of explicit material whose WIP's I have been following. They are excellent story-tellers, and so I am reluctant to let them go. It's just that I'm really, really Catholic, and these stories bounce me between sin (when I read it all) and "near occasions of sin" (when I skip over explicit passages). As much as I enjoy the characters and stories--and as much as I appreciate the storytellers--this really doesn't fit at all with what I want for my life.
This isn't the only dead weight I'm cutting, either online or in real life. I feel I've wasted a great deal of time on various pursuits that don't challenge or improve me. It's time for me to buckle down and get serious about the person I want to be and the God I want to serve.
It's going to bug me that I won't know how several WIP's end. If you are a writer of one of the stories I've followed over the past year or so, I thank you for what I have learned about writing fiction and about relationships--especially the relationship between author and reader. Thank you for your dedication in responding to comments.
God bless every one of you. I wish you the best in real life. And whatever the life journey you find yourself on, I surely hope that we will cross paths in eternity.
I'll wait a couple of days before I actually un-friend anyone. Feel free to "beat me to it" if you are so inclined.