Today I want to share with you the time I almost quit writing. First of all, let me tell you, I am a people pleaser! I want everyone to like me and I take it hard when I get a negative review.
This is a review I received June 2018: “Don’t waste your time. It seems like a 10 year old wrote this….at best. What a waste of time. 15 minutes of my life I can’t get back.”
Ugh! I cringe just sharing that with you, but I want to talk about it. This review really got me! It hit hard. So what do you do when you get a review like this? I’ll admit it – I let that one review absolutely control all of my writing. I couldn’t get anything on paper for a full month. I thought – why am I doing this? People don’t like to read my books. I almost quit writing. I almost QUIT! But I’m not a quitter.
Never mind the 20 – 5 Star reviews I received in June and July of 2018. I let that one reviewer get me down.
Now let me tell you, I did use that review to make myself do better! There is always something to learn from the reviews – good and bad.
My point is – which I promise I do have one – don’t let reviews like these stop you from living your dream. I have gotten 20 more bad reviews since then, but I have also received hundreds of 5 Star reviews.
You are not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. If I had stopped writing and given up on this dream, I would not be where I am right now! I’m not even going to lie – this right here made my year guys! I love Debbie Macomber.
(Image from Amazon on 8-5-19)
If I had given up writing, I would not only have given up something that has given me a lot of self fulfillment and extra money for my family that has enabled me to quit my day job – but I would not have ever reached this!
I hope IF you have read this far – you get it! Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you love to do! It’s in that moment, when you are about to quit, that amazing things begin happening!
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