Wednesday, May 7, 2014

How do you handle criticism? (IWSG)


In the past few weeks I have decided that I would love to be a self-published author. The option would suit my needs so much better and I would get to have more control. But now I want to know, how do you published authors cope with having your work out there for the whole world to read and criticize? I know that it’s hard to please everyone, but I’m afraid my work is too much of an acquired taste and that bad reviews could sink my potential writing career before it even begins. I know I’m getting ahead of myself, but I like having realistic expectations. I’m currently in the editing phase and would love to publish by this time next year. 

At this moment I think I should keep going and publish my book, even though most people might not like it. How I will react when people beg me stop writing crappy books, I don’t really know. But when the time comes, I hope there will be at least one or two people who might like it. At this point I think I need thicker skin. 

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