That you can’t please everybody.
The worst review that I received went something like this:
‘Horrible book, couldn’t get past the first page’
I was a little flummoxed to be honest. How can you quit a book on page one? You don’t know the characters on page one, you don’t know the whole story on page one, you don’t know a real lot about anything on page one. So to bin it off on page one had me totally baffled 🤔
At least read a few more pages 😂😂
You definitely can’t please everybody when you write a book. Some will love your story, some will hate it. The thing you have to do is not take bad reviews to heart. Read them sure, but don’t carry them with you.
It may feel like the reviewer is taking a personal pop at you, but they aren’t. Bad reviews will be evened out by all of the people that will love your work. It’s swings and roundabouts. You have to take the rough with the smooth.
It’s a scary thing putting yourself out there. Letting the world read your words, something that you have poured yourself into with gusto. You dread that first review. You pray someone will actually buy your book. You promise your soul to the devil for some success. So don’t let a few negative reviews break you. You’ve worked your butt off for that book, you’ve done yourself proud.
So pick up that pen and get your next book underway. You never know, your one star reviewer might just like this one 😉