Thursday, April 7, 2011
Thought Provoking Thursday: Successes and failures as a writer
Here's the thing: it's hard to get over, I know this. Been there done that to all of the above. The key is to let it roll off. Yes, first you can scream, shake your fists in the air at no one in particular, but don't lose your cool (which unfortunately I've done a couple times as well, though fleeting and I don't think there is any evidence *crosses fingers*)
It's easy to burn bridges. Look at that poor author who posted a million times on that blog reviewer's review of her novel. That is called self destruction. Can you say it with me? I knew that you could. (I'm totally dating myself with that reference, but some of you may chuckle)
I've learned to scream silently. Or to do it in the privacy of my own home. I've written letters and emails voicing my anger and I've promptly deleted them. And okay, I've written a blog, posted it, then deleted it. But THAT one was ridiculous. Just ask anyone who looked at it.
My Dad. He's awesome.
John Messina, Personal Injury Attorney