It happened. The thing you've been dreading, avoiding, secretly praying will pass you by forever. Negative feedback. Maybe it's kindhearted constructive criticism (OUCH) or maybe it's a scathing one-star take down of your entire book (FUCKING OUCH OW PAIN). No matter what form it takes this kind of feedback is hard on you. I know [...]
For the rest of us normal mortals: DO NOT DO THIS! No, I mean it. EVER. I see your fingers twitching towards that keyboard. DON'T. It's the fastest way to make yourself look like a terrible person, no matter what a review says about your book. In light of recent events concerning an author who straight-up stalked [...]
We're talking bacon-wrapped level of awesome.
Unless you are this author, never do this.
Part the Second; or, why you should spend your hard-earned money.
In which other authors offer wise advice that I ignore in the best new-author tradition.
Part the First
What I really meant was "love my book with gentle, reverent hands," and you went full viking on it. Blood and guts everywhere.