“It is very, very hard, but in the early stages you have to soldier on without a pat on the back from anyone” LD
Yes, bad reviews, such as the one I received do hurt but they are always subjective. Although my reader has suggested practical ways to improve my writing which are helpful, it is very clear that she doesn’t like my book. But she maybe wrong. People were about J K Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ at first. There is hope. I am going to make the necessary changes and continue to write the story because it is a story I want to write.
Encouragement of my writing too has come from having another recipe published and another cheque on the way. You can read my biscuit recipe at Facebook/myfavouriterecipes and sample my New Zealand ‘Afghan Biscuits’. Just a small encouragement for me to keep on writing. Thanks for reading too.