The path to total romance author-world domination is an uphill climb to say the least. There will be days when you might wonder.. is it even worth it? We all have them. It’s a normal, healthy part of the process. My only advice on this is that if you’re going to mope about your perceived failures (and god knows you will), be sure that you’re celebrating your successes EVEN HARDER.
Got an awesome review on Goodreads? Post it on your Facebook page. Squee. Quote it in your promotional pieces. Someone out there loved your work and felt connected enough to the story to tell other people about it. That’s HUGE.
Got a crappy review on Goodreads? Sulk about it for a few hours. Rage silently because you think it was total BS. Complain to your spouse about it, or to a close friend. It’s a one-way trip to self doubt most of us have been on at one time or another.
Now.. both of those things happen on a regular basis. Some love our work, and some hate it. With the limited amount of emotional energy that we’ve got to put toward life, which one of these makes more sense to celebrate?