Tuesday, June 3, 2014

IWSG

This is the first Wednesday of the month, so that means IWSG time. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and friends for hosting this each month. If you want to take part, you can. Here is the link. This month is extra-special because for the first time I’m co-hosting, which means I’ll be around to visit.
What makes me insecure? In general, not too much, but in relation to my writing—just about everything. It’s hard to put yourself out there, to make yourself vulnerable, which is just what you’re doing every time you write something you intend to have someone else read. Will they love it? Hate it? Does it matter?
That’s the question to ask: Does it matter? I’d like to say it doesn’t for me, but that would be mostly a lie. I squeal with delight when I read a good review, and pout equally loudly when I see a bad one. But that's me. After four years in this writing thing, I've decided I'll probably always be like this. How about you? Do reviews still matter to you?