Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Believe it or not, I've been needing to find my other thick skin. I know as aspiring authors, we are pushed to develop thick skins from critiques, rejections, changes, and so on. It hurts to have someone tell us that we need to rewrite it because then we believe that we aren't good enough.
But there is another sort that looms after the book has sold to a publisher. The feeling of rejection doesn't stop there...
What if the readers don't like it?
I've had several published friends feel so bummed with the fact that they got a 1 or 2 star rating, or if a reader said some awful things about their books. I'm cringing here, and Darkspell isn't out yet! I have yet to find another layer of skin--and this one might have to be thicker because now it will be made public rather than private and between you and the other person.
How do you deal with thick-skin moments?