I have good news and bad news. The good news is my blog is picking up a lot more traffic. The bad news is that, since some of the new readers know me personally, I had to delete a very popular post called, "The Real Horror Story Behind My Character's Motivations."
The children involved in that years-long ordeal are not yet safe, and I'm terrified word will get back to the psycho they have for a mother that I posted their story. She holds the upper hand because the law will not step in, even though her abuse has been reported. I fear what she will do if she is angered.
I took great pains to disguise the kids' identities, but one reader recognized enough details to know who they were. It's not her fault. It was mine. I had hoped by posting it I could show people how kids fall through the cracks, but it's too risky.