Here are some links to articles in which other people have mentioned my Modern Love essay.
Its quite surreal to have someone write: “As Rachel Pieh Jones says…” I feel like looking around the room and saying, “Who?” I don’t say anything. I just tell stories. But I guess those stories have meaning and stir emotions and if I want to write and be published, I have to be okay with that, and all the goods and bads that come with it.
The Huffington Post; Monica Gallagher
Here’s one funny comment I found:
Ok, this woman was crazy. To find oneself pregnant in such a medically bereft area is one thing, but to become pregnant b/c your 5 year old twins stop holding your hand? I was still holding Xavier’s hand when he was 10, he didn’t really have an option in the matter ;o) To risk her health in such a way when she had a husband and small children because she needed a ‘baby fix’ smacks of irresponsibility. Grrr.
Does this woman seriously believe that was the only reason I decided to have a baby? Creative license, lady. And, the story would have been quite boring if I had simply listed all the whens and whys of deciding to have a baby at that time. Also does she know that women find themselves pregnant in medically bereft
places every single day?
I wasn’t upset about this, thought it more funny than anything. But now I know, on an extremely small scale, why most authors ignore the critics.
your story was, and is, amazing. One rotten apple in a barrel of sweet ones can either be ignored, and just taken out and tossed…….which is what you should do with her comment. Obviously she did not see in your article what the rest of us saw. 🙂
Looks like you’ve definitely reached celebrity status, cousin!! Thanks for not witholding your writing from us because of the fear of comments like that. 😉
Well, as I’ve told you in the past, I’m here on this Earth because my mom wanted to know what it was like to “have just one.” (For those of you who don’t know, my older brother and sister are twins and my parents originally only wanted two children. Let me tell you, I’m sure glad my mom wanted to know what it was like to “have just one!”
LOL. I laughed out loud when I read that lady’s comment. What a hoot. Seriously….