Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rejection and acceptance

I am a writer, an author, a person who enjoys expressing herself  writing books.

And recently there have been some things I wanted to address.

It has started to grate on my nerves (and that takes quite a lot) and now I feel like speaking my peace.

Let me just start by saying that I am tired of seeing fellow authors/writers with these awful attitudes toward the readers. I'm talking about the the way I keep reading all the complaining when the shitstorm of negative comes their way about their books. I see a lot of anger and shit talking about how unfair it is, and how they are so appalled that someone dare say something bad about their book.

Well, let's get real . Yeah we work hard on our book, so does every other author in the world. In life you have to know how to take the good with the bad. You can't jump for joy when you get great reviews and want to knock down the doors of the others that don't like your book. That makes you look like a big kid throwing a tantrum. Really, grow up.

And don't try to use the bullying card. If you are wanting to write, write. Nobody can stop you from doing that but you. If you believe in your work then put it out there. It's not rocket science. Someone will love it. Some will hate it, don't whine about really makes you look like a sore loser.

I myself have got my fair share of kick in the mouth when it comes to reviews. I don't let the reviews dictate my choice to be who I am. I love writing and NOBODY will ever change that. I respect and thank each and every person who has bought/read my work, even if it was a one star review or a five star.

There are lots of people out there who choose to try and damage or tear you down via reviews. But the thing is you DON'T have to let it. You don't have to dwell on someone who had nothing better to do than write mean hateful words about you or your work. It's their right.

My advice, appreciate each and every review you get. And if you can't handle someone out there not liking your work then maybe you shouldn't write. It's going to happen and if you can't grow a thick skin and move on with your life your never going to get anywhere.

Also, I don't see the need to jump on bandwagons. Come on, we all have our own minds. Don't be so damn quick to feel the way others feels because they are pissed, or you may end up doing something you regret.

To the readers out there, I thank you all for reading my books, for liking or not liking them. No matter what your awesome and no matter what I'm still writing. *smile*


  1. Well Miss Holly, I am Proud of you.

  2. I've been seeing a lot of this too lately, and it also gets on my nerves. Authors deleting social media accounts because some "bully" decided to trash them or their work. Yes, it hurts when someone talks poorly about you or your work, and it sucks that as someone who is in the public eye cannot stand up for themselves in they way they'd like to, but the best thing to do is punch a wall or whatever it is that you need to do, and move on. If you really love what you do, you won't let anyone stand in your way. Kudos to you for having the guts to stand up and say something about it!

    1. That's why we are such great friends, you get me lol It really was getting to me, so what better way to express my feelings haha Glad you enjoyed and commented!

  3. I just scrolled through your posts. Great posts and great site!! I found it through the World literary cafe. I was looking for a follow button to follow, but I don't see one. I'll look again...