It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for our writing insecurities to pop their little heads out, just in time to get whacked back down into the depths of our subconscious by multiple author-hammers. GET BACK IN YOUR PLACE, INSECURITIES! Ahem. Anyway. The optional question for May 1: What was an [...]
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.