Before you read this post, which by the way is very good, read the following words written to me by friend, and retired Senior Specialist John Keane from The Seeing Eye. I’ll never ever allow them to be lost. They helped me come from a place of rejection worse than anything I’ve experienced before or since. “Patty,
Congratulations on your success! Yes, success. All successful people (writers are people too!) get criticized – a lot. There is an entire industry based on criticizing books, movies, plays, sports, cars, etc.… the list goes on forever.
Don’t let the criticism get to you. You put in the work, you made it happen – only you get to decide if it turned out the way you intended. No one else is qualified. Forge ahead, do what is in your heart, write your books, sing your songs, dance your dance – be you. Everyone else can worry about being themselves!”