Came across this post earlier. As a learning-author, who has been on the end of more than a couple of reviews questioning my ability to string words together, I can wholeheartedly affirm everything in this blog.
It is soul destroying when someone describes something I’ve spent a year of my life plotting, writing and editing as “laughable” or “the worst thing I’ve ever read” (I’m quite proud of this last one to be honest as I clearly struck a nerve!)
Since taking up this writing-madness I’ve developed a far greater empathy towards other artists when it comes to the aforementioned review. I hope others will follow suit (at least then I can stop crying myself to sleep!)