Looks like my days of glory are over.
Life couldn’t get happier.
I don’t know what bit me I went on to have a look at my book, maybe for ego boost, because before today it only made me happy.. And then I saw this!
My first negative review. First one star.
And .. absolute drivel??
Looks like a hate crime, it’s over-kill.
Maybe if they were more precise about what they felt was “absolute drivel” in the book, I would try to fix it in next book (if i manage to pick myself up and publish again)
I don’t know how to process it. Did anyone experience suddenly chill and chest tightening when you got a negative review? No? Just me?? Okay..
Well. Not that I never imagined this will ever happen it’s just part of putting your work out there, you do expose your art to judgement.
But after 15 really good reviews this one hit like a bullet in the head, execution style!
Could this be one of paid reviewers who emailed me to pay in exchange of a review? Because I don’t do that.
Could it be just some weird grudge. Or I’m being a sour loser?
Maybe I’m just panicking.
But I’m really thinking about those giveaways I ran… I think I should prepare to read such reviews in future too. I’m actually worried people who just picked it for free could treat it as something worthless.
I understand it’s a very volatile book. It’s literally my heart ripped open but that’s what it says on the description clearly.
I know to some it can come of as emotional disaster but that’s what it is.
It’s all about my own mental health struggles, nothing mild there.
I heard you can try and get negative reviews removed, but I don’t think I should.
Internet suggest just ignore them, or things get worse.
I just feel really really bad right now.
This month just keeps turning into a bigger hell hole.
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