Halo Fine Friends! And welcome to the Insecure Writers Support Group!!!
Elizabeth Spann Craig
These ladies do a great job of finding the bright side and offer a good example of what to do when feedback is mixed.
But what about when feedback is absent? Not entirely, but proportionately.
Now I am TOTALLY guilty of downloading the free book and not getting there for a while, so that is VERY possible. In fact I have ALSO frequently downloaded free and NEVER read… It’s not my intention. I just have a long reading list and priorities change.
But, but, but… being on the RECEIVING end of that…
*note to self to read all these books I’ve downloaded and leave reviews*
I haven’t gotten horrible reviews… I’ve had some two star ratings with no explanation (one one star rating of the same sort) but the actual REVIEWS start with three-stars… but I don’t have NEARLY as many as a lot of people…
I’m not popular… I don't say that to be pouty... I'm saying it from a numbers perspective... I'm not well-known... Or maybe more likely, assumed to be a bad fit... People see my shenanigans and think... not my flavor...
You know this is like high school… people who got to know me mostly liked me… even people who didn’t THINK they’d like me (because I hung out with snobs or got good grades or whatever other attribution they’d used to make their assumptions)… But I never stood out enough on my own to give a TRY, or stood out too MUCH for reasons that didn't FIT.
|For real. Jellyfish Icecream|
I also feel at a serious TIME, ATTENTION, and ORGANIZATIONAL disadvantage. I work full time, so I don’t have the time to make up for the fact that these OTHER two things are part of my personality. You have no clue how much I identify with the absent-minded professor. I get these amazing promotional schedules from people and I am BAFFLED at all the work it had to take… at how many connections they’ve made… at how well they have set it up.
So how does a time-deprived, absent-minded girl build a true following?