just got the first NEGATIVE REVIEW! on amazon, by J.
well, I had anticipated it sooner or later – some people don’t like flan, i don’t like broccoli, not everyone is going to like the book. that’s life. isn’t that mature of me?
my first (normal, human) impulse was to attack J. Really bad idea.
my second (normal, human) impulse was to defend the book. Really bad idea.
see, i said defend the book, not myself, because i realized J hadn’t criticized me at all, he just didn’t like the book. so it’s nothing personal, no more than if you showed me your new baby and i said “that’s sure one ugly child!”
and i read somewhere that bad publicity is better than no publicity at all (can this be true?)
So I decided to deal with it by writing this blog, because i think when we are wounded and/or angry, it helps to DO SOMETHING, hopefully using good judgement as to what to do.
i searched all the old posts- five have been about criticism. Must be an important topic – i think we with ADD or ADHD are more sensitive to criticism, because we’ve had so much of it and carry so much shame and feelings of inadequacy. so we need strategies to cope with criticism ( one is to write something).