But if you do it in terms of have-I-made-progress and did-this-matter-to-anyone, then yes. I do try the things people on these sites say (some of them anyway.) And sometimes I inch forward.
Here's the progress. I saved enough money and paid for a Kirkus review just before Christmas. They feature less than 10% of their reviews in their print media and mine got picked. That's cool. But not as cool as the did-this-matter-to-anyone category.
I didn't find it raw or dark - found it so educational.
I have emails from adults who have survived this - I will recommend your book -
it is always helpful to have our experiences validated...
Thank you for sharing this..."