How to write your book step 210
“We regret to inform you that your book is not what we are looking for right now.”
“It’s okay. Not as good as what you made me read last time.”
“Yeah, but why did you change the ending? I liked it better before.”
“This feels so familiar, are you sure you haven’t made me read this part already?”
If you haven’t heard this sort of feed back before, you will. Let’s face it. Not everything we put out there is going to be good. Not every change is going to be for the better. Not every baby is a winner. Negative feedback is something every creative person has to deal with at some stage. Especially if they want to have a creative career. Even if you disagree with the person whose feeding you their negativity, even though you know you can’t please everyone… It’s still going to hurt.
Build your thick skin out of small nicks.
Show people your terrible writing, then as you improve, they’ll notice. They will recognise your hard work. If somebody says they don’t want you, prove them wrong. Inspiration to continue can be found in even the most scathing reviews. Every time you acknowledge that you could do better, you do do better. Determination is the backbone of creative endeavours.