It gets kind of discouraging when I do a post on social media about my own work and maybe 1 person likes it, though usually no one does. It gets downright depressing when I post about someone else’s work and it gets SO MUCH ATTENTION!
No, I’m not jealous. I’m excited for the author. I just wish I knew their secret! I would love to have that loyal a fan-base. I doubt everything I do. Am I doing something wrong? Do people dislike me? Does my work suck?
Quieting that inner voice is a hard lesson to learn. I may not be as successful as some authors but I am proud of my books. I love the worlds I’ve created and the many varying escapes from reality it’s given both me and my readers. I have to remember that.
We all have those moments. Some of us are better at quieting the inner-pessimist, though. Let’s all give ourselves one day where we stand up and tell ourselves that we’re proud of what we’ve done. What do you think? You want in on this positivity?? Tomorrow will be the day, okay? Duct tape the pessimist and let’s all be optimists about what we’ve done!