Same here and I'm so glad there are some optimists still around. It's easy to forget, but I didn't have a go-to group of creative writers on this platform until just two or three months ago. And, that is a vast improvement!
I'm grateful for you and for your support of AoE--thank you!
Yes, so many writers are fighting for quality over quantity. Maybe I'm just really easy to string along, but I think 2022 is going to be a great year for dedicated creative writers on this here platform. Here's hoping!