Dear Abandoned Author Platform….

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Dear Abandoned Author Platform,

I know that you might be surprised to be hearing from me after so long.  I imagine it took a while to get over the rude way that I just walked away.  I made you so many promises and for a while we were getting on really well, weren’t we?  And then… I walked away from you.

And you hadn’t really done anything wrong.  I see that now.  It wasn’t you.  It was me.  I just felt as if it was going nowhere and that it was all going to be too much like hard work.

I am a bit lazy you see.  I want things easy.  I want to be able to lock myself away and for somebody else to make all the effort.  I was hoping that you would go out and do that work for me.  I was wrong.  I see that now.  I see that you did nothing but offer me potential.  You willingly let me do whatever I liked and was happy to tell everyone with a sense of pride what I was up to.  You were such a supportive little thing.

I overlooked you – not because of anything that you did.  I overlooked you and I abandoned you because things didn’t go quite to plan I’m afraid.  All those big dreams that I had for us….  I am sorry to say that I hit the first bump in the road and I bottled it.  I was such a dreamer – a bit naive I suppose – I thought it was all going to be so great.  I was wrong.

But lately, you have been on my mind a bit.  I was wondering how you were doing, how you were coping without me.  And I thought that maybe it was time that we got to know each other again.

I am a bit older now.  I hesitate to say, a bit wiser.  I can see now that I was expecting too much from this relationship.  I am ready to put in the time now.  I want to give it another go.  What do you say?  Do you think we could pick up where we left off, or would you like to set out some ground rules?  I will understand if you want a bit more commitment.  I can do that now.  Life has been tough over the last couple of years.  I have learnt so much and I think that makes me better able to do this thing now.  I kind of feel ready for it, if you know what I mean.

Look I completely understand if you want to send me packing.  I kind of think I would in your position.  But I do promise you this – I value you more now than I did before.  I can see how great you are and I want to get to know you on your terms.  I figure that this is my chance to make amends and restore a bit of karma.  I have some lovely ideas for things we could do together.

And I am here.  I am willing to do the work this time.  I know it won’t be easy but I want to make this work.

Say you will give me another chance….

Yours, hopefully, and with love,

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PS.  How about I  pop back in a few days for your answer? I thought that we could make it a kind of regular thing this time.  I have so much I want to discuss with you.  See you soon??? Please….

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