Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Proof Stage

My book proof is on its way, scheduled to arrive tomorrow. I couldn't be more impatient right now.

I'm having mixed emotions as the publish date draws closer than ever before. I'm ecstatic, but I'm also finding myself more nervous, questioning pieces of my story or the entire thing in general! "Is this part corny?" "Is this part unnecessary?" "Did I use that word too  many times?" "Will people hate it?"

I'm sure all writers do this. We all fear failure. We fear bad reviews. It's hard to put something out there that's so close to your heart, making it vulnerable to the vultures of criticism. Let's face it; some people really like to hate stuff. It's easy to be afraid to fall prey to taking their words to heart. I will have to hold my head high, knowing I put my whole heart into this. No book is for every single person, and that's okay.

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