Wednesday, February 4, 2015

IWSG: Nerves Never Go Away

Whether you're querying agents or submitting short stories, whether you're releasing your first book or your fifteenth, whether you're going to a book signing or just sending your ms to a CP for a critique -- you can't help that fearful anticipation -- 
Will they like it?  What if they don't?

Sometimes things just don't go your way.  Rejections, bad reviews, negative critiques.  These things happen.

I still get nervous every time I get a crit from a CP or a review on my book.  I'm afraid to read it.  But I do, and even if it's bad -- I survive.  Yes, at the beginning, negative feedback was cause to scarf down a pint of ice cream and crawl into bed for a day or two.  But the more I got, the more I realized life goes on.  I learned.  I did better the next time.

Don't let nerves or negativity get to you. 
This is a marathon, not a sprint.

This is a post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It exists so the community of blogging writers can share and support each other, blog-hopping to cheerlead and commiserate. To find out more, visit: Insecure Writer's Support Group. Plus, check out the IWSG Website for lots of helpful info and links.
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