It's that time of the month again. Each first Wednesday of the month, writers and authors post their Insecurities.
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group
day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and
the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer
a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in
the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new
people each time.
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It's been a busy month. I've managed to pull through the A-Z Challenge, catch up on a LOT of my writing and make new connections. In the background of blogging and writing, something else has been happening too, which led me on a small roller coaster. I've been getting reviews on Goodreads.
One day, I'm down, another day I'm up.
I cannot believe what a good word from a reader can do to a writer's soul. The good reviews are awesome and directly correlate to how much I can write in a day. The not so good reviews, well, they're not so good. I'm told a 3 star review is still ok, and the comments are encouraging when the reader says they enjoyed the book, but still, it's a 3 star.
See, I come from a school of A's and A+. Getting used to the lower reviews and the fact that not everyone will enjoy my writing takes a while. How do I stop looking at the reviews? Perhaps when I have hundreds of reviews and the average stops changing so much it will help? I don't know.
So, that's my insecurity this month. Paying too much attention to the reviews, taking them to heart.
If you're a writer, how do you handle your reviews? If you're a reader, how much attention do you pay to the reviews?
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