Fellow writer, this is an important fact: It’s okay if someone doesn’t like your book.

Yes, It Hurts

I’m not saying it feels good when someone doesn’t “get” it. I have reviews from five stars to one star, with everything from effusive praise to dismissive disgust.

This is normal.

Again: I’m not saying it feels good. Writing is intimate, and sharing your work publicly is an incredibly vulnerable act. When someone doesn't like it, it FEELS personal. Click To Tweet

It isn’t. They don’t know you. This isn’t about you. This is about personal taste, and that’s all. Not everyone likes everything.

This is normal.

Keep Going

For the people who do like your book, keep writing.

The people who DO like it will let you know. Like this:

Do not stop. Keep writing. Aim for your target audience.

Not everyone will like your book. And it hurts.

Keep writing anyway and find the people who do.

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