Ghastly Fears

So I’ve been sending off review requests to bloggers for Shadow Cat. Of course I can’t stop myself from reading the other reviews. Then I got to thinking. Some of these authors get not so great ratings. And if they’re like me, they probably think their work is da bomb. What if people hate my story? What if it lands on the piles of DNF? or worse! It gets the F or 1 star ratings. Yikes!

The fears are enough to make many authors hide their works in shame. I could do that. But then I think, what if it is good? If I hide Shadow Cat in a closet never to be seen by others, then I’ll never know, now will I? Well, I want to find out if my writing rocks or that other thing. 🙂 And even if Shadow Cat crashes and burns, there’s always that next book.

What keeps you going despite the fears?

For those wanting to give Shadow Cat a test drive, check out my free reads page. Sample it on Amazon or Smashwords.

0 thoughts on “Ghastly Fears

  1. I applaud you for not giving up with your self-doubt. All authors expereince the “What if” syndrome. It’s the extraordinary people who follow through. Congrats.

  2. Thank you, JL. 🙂 My husband has been very supportive these days… brushing away those “what if’s” and pushing me to put myself out there.

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