Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Authors: Dealing with negative reviews
Way back when (2006), I self-published an audiobook collection of short stories. It was my first published piece of size and I was a bundle of emotions. One of these emotions was doubt—would any one really like it? Well, I was relieved to discover that most did—one didn’t. Her comment: the stories are too short. Well, I ranted and raved to myself and to my husband. “It is a short story collection.”
“Don’t worry about it,” my husband said, “You can’t please everyone.”
I knew he was right. But I couldn’t shake the negative review. Write something longer, echoed in my mind. It drove me on to write novellas and novels.