What a great start to this new year. After years of writing, editing and rewriting a review from an unknown reader brings a smile to my lips and brightens my day.
I wish I could thank the reviewer and let them know how much this means to me. All my reviewers have no idea how much I struggled at school. How frustrated I used to get, and sometimes still do when I can’t put into words what I want to say.
Self-doubt is huge and eats you up when rejection after rejection comes back. Stone Angels had 37 rejections though some of the publishers were kind enough to give feedback and encouragement to edit it further. I must say I did improve my editing skills over the eight months it took me to reduce the word count by tightening Stone Angels up by writing more concise sentences.
What I’m trying to say is don’t give in to self-doubt but listen to what others are saying. Writing is all about rewriting and editing to make your words sing in tune for your readers to forget the world around them and lose themselves in your story.