Well, it ain't the greatest week, but certainly not the worst.
I found out yesterday my MS didn't final in a contest. LOL I'm still within my 24hrs of pity-partying and have probably over-dosed the baby on ice cream! Why is that those little frozen scoops of heaven really do make everything better? :)
I'm chalking up this "bump in the road" as another layer to making my skin as thick as that alligator I saw at the zoo. What else is there do, but press onward and upward. I mean it's kind of silly to let a contest weigh down your confidence. Sure, not finaling and the judges' comments may sting, but I'm thinking authors have the tougher side of the negativity coin. They have twice as many people reading their work and worse-- have reviews and comments being published for all to see.
Ding-ding-ding!! When it comes to having a harder time of things, I think having three judges boo-boo the first 7 pages of your WIP is a walk in the park compared to Amazon Reviews! LOL
I got a little behind schedule due to a busy weekend, but I'm planning to get caught up by next week. Sheesh! It's amazing how quickly being a head of schedule just fades away like footprints on the sand when faced with the hide tide of life!
What about you . . . How do you bounce back from contests or rejection letters? For any authors stopping by, how do you deal w/ bad reviews or negative comments about your books?