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I just received my first bad review…or did I?

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Well, I just got my first bad review posted for my book. Up until now, I’ve had pretty good reviews and my swollen head has enjoyed it! ūüôā

But (always a ‘but’), I know everyone in the world will not like what I write or do. ¬†And I don’t mind that the person wrote what they wrote; everyone has an opinion. ¬†The one thing I didn’t like was that they wrote about their disappointment in what they were expecting, and I don’t know where they got what they were expecting.

So, part of me wants to say “Hey, nowhere did I say to expect X in this book. ¬†Where’d you get that idea from?!?” ¬†While the other part of me wants to crawl in a corner and cry, “How come you don’t like me? :(”

So I thought it over, and came to the conclusion that I will have to accept criticism as much as praise.

A final point I want to make is the key word on top “posted”. ¬†I also realize that since I have (at this point) sold a few hundred books and/or ebooks, I will only ever get a small percentage of reviews. ¬†Therefore, there are probably many many more people that did not like my writing and didn’t bother to write a review. ¬†Perhaps it’s the same for those that liked my writing, but also did not take the time to write a review.

It also made me think of the friends and family that have read it and not left a review.  So, they said they liked it, but did they really?  Yikes, another thing to think of!!  lol

Conclusion: just accept all talk of the book (good or bad); keep learning and trying; and write what feels right!

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