Welcome to Day 179...
It's the bane of every writer's existence...the negative review.
It doesn't matter if you get shot down because of plot, believability, or editing, it all stings. And stinks.
Those 1-3 star ratings along with a negative review can throw us into a tail spin, making us question why the hell we even thought we could write a book anyway.
Well before you descend any further into the dumps, take heart, because today I want to share with you an article by author, Rainy Kaye that I recently read in BookDaily.
According to Rainy, negative reviews aren't bad because...
You're doing your job when it comes to marketing - it means you've expanded your book's reach past family and friends. It's out in the real world now.
The old adage holds true - even negative publicity can be good publicity. People are talking about you and your book. The real worry is when no one is paying attention.
Nothing in life is all a bed or roses. Negative reviews keep you grounded and keep you real.
I couldn't agree more with Rainy. When I got over feeling bad about some negative reviews it became a real teachable moment for me. From that point on I was determined to fix what was broken - which was the editing. I can honestly say, I'm a better writer for it. And the negative editing reviews seem to be a thing of the past.
Anyway, here's Rainy's full article
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