I have always wanted to be an author since I can remember. As a child, I use to make my own books with construction paper. I thought that if I ever was lucky enough to have a book published I would have succeeded in my dream...and I did. I did get my writing published. I am an author. My dream has come true. But there are days that being an author has its downside.
Bad reviews, negative emails. Do I need to say more.? They STING. I know it comes with the territory. I know I should have thick skin. I know I shouldn't let it get to me. But I can't help it at times. I guess it's hard, because I'm not a negative person. I wouldn't dare say or do something that would hurt someones feelings. If I didn't like a book, I would leave it at that...I didn't like it. If I loved a book, I would want to share that information with others. So why do people feel the need to give bad reviews? Is it their duty to hurt the author? Is it their duty to attack someones art?
I understand book reviewers. Those who do it for a living. The author/publisher has asked for an honest review. It is their job to do so. But why do people feel the need to spread negativity if they don't have to? What ever happened to the saying, "If you don't have something nice to say..."?
Yes, this is my author rant. Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that my books are actually getting read. I can't believe I am lucky enough to have that. But sometimes...I would rather be SPANKED than have a negative comment sent my way. :) *giggles*