Once your book gets published, the rejection ends there, right?
This was the first rating of my book I saw out there. And the first rating is from someone who doesn’t like it. My first instinct is to message this person and just say, “Hey, why don’t you like it? can you at least post a review?” But I know it doesn’t matter. Because whatever the reasons, it doesn’t change their opinion or the way I feel about their opinion.
Now, say there were like 100 reviews and some were bad. That’s fine I can live with that. But I think because it was just this one out there, it got to me. Then it caused me to second guess myself. What if everyone hates my book? What if it’s a huge flop? What if I totally embarrass myself>
I stop and realize what my journey to publication was really all about. It was never about the money. Or popularity. It was about the dream I had when I was twelve. When I first said I wanted to become an author. And then six years ago when I seriously started submitting and refused to give up. All I ever wanted was to see my book in a bookstore someday. And in January, that will happen.
I have to remember not to loose my head in this. There’s no sense in worry about anything I can’t control and the best has already happened. Anything else is icing.
BTW, a tween emailed me a review of my ARC that she read this weekend. She loved it and I’m hoping to share her review on Sofia’s Blog/Site with her permission! <----This right here is serious chocolate fudge icing!