This is a reblog!
A friend of mine text the other day upset about a bad review on one of his novels. A bad review, according to authors, is anything under three stars on specific writing platforms such as Amazon Kindle and Goodreads. God forbid readers not liking our nurtured bookbies. Authors spend hours upon hours creating, producing and bringing to life their novels and then BAM – one bad review, one reader who doesn’t find your novel of interest and doesn’t care how they tell you. Its compared to someone calling your furbaby ugly!
But should we get so upset? Should we begin to think we aren’t cut out to be a writer NO!
Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson the writer of Hardwiring Happiness explains:
“The brain is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones.”
It’s human nature to overreact to bad news, sometimes our emotions behave in a manner that…
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