But the closer we get to the release date, the more nervous I get!
When you hatch a baby, it doesn’t matter if it’s ugly and wrinkly — everyone tells you it’s the most beautiful creature they’ve ever seen. But when you hatch a book, everyone goes on-line and tells you exactly what they think. Ack!
I said this to two writer friends last week, and they responded:
“My book got a bad Kirkus review. I felt terrible!”
“Why is it so hard to get past 4 on Goodreads?”
“Another friend of mine got horrible comments on Amazon.”
This was NO HELP AT ALL.
It seems there’s nothing to be done. I have to wait for four more months with fingers crossed, hoping you’ll love my baby as much as I do!
In the meantime, I’m off to read someone else’s baby: Vikki VanSickle’s Summer Days, Starry Nights. I’m pretty sure this one’s going to be just as wonderful as a newborn book should be.