Be Careful What You Wish For

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“Be careful what you wish for because you just may get it.” Punch lines revolve around this theme. Start with a Genie and end with a laugh.

I received a less than stellar review yesterday. I’m not arguing with the review. It was a fair expression of opinion which is what reviewing is all about. It wasn’t even all bad. It just wasn’t as glowing as I would have wished.

Which brings me brings me back to the above quote. It’s a depressing little platitude, isn’t it? Should we stop wishing, hoping, trying? Well, wouldn’t that be boring.

If I hadn’t asked for a review, I wouldn’t be wallowing in disappointment now. I also wouldn’t know what to fix in my next book. So, I’m going to drown my sorrows in something fattening and hopefully, write something better tomorrow πŸ™‚

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16 thoughts on “Be Careful What You Wish For

  1. No you should not give up on wishing and hoping at all. The fact that the review has pointed out something you need to change. although upsetting didn’t sound like it was malicious. I bet you have had loads of reviews also where you felt fantastic after reading them.
    At least you are taking something good from it Aimer, and have a fantastic attitude πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, no, the review wasn’t malicious at all. The reviewer made some good points. Ones I will definitely keep in mind with this next book.
      Just between you and me, I’m forcing the attitude a bit. It’s what I should think πŸ™‚
      There is still a part of me saying, “You suck. Stop wasting your time and do something useful.”

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  2. Thanks, Judy πŸ™‚

    I’m feeling better now. I just read over the 7 chapters I’ve written for my new book and decided I like them. So, not quitting πŸ™‚

    How do you feel about vampires? So far, the title of my next book is, “A Little Blood”. πŸ™‚

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  3. I agree that hoping for the best is an important way for us to maintain our sanity, but there’s definitely something to be said for expecting the worst and getting something pretty great. πŸ™‚

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    1. I was pretty upset. But, I knew absolutely nothing about writing when I self-published last year, so what did I expect?
      Now, there’s a little voice whispering, “Quit, you suck.” but I hate quitting so I’m still going to finish this second book.
      Following some of the points mentioned in people who have been kind enough to post reviews on GoodReads, I’ve made the chapters shorter, cut down on the amount of characters, and nixed the “head-hopping.”
      I had no idea what head-hopping was, never mind that I was doing it πŸ™‚
      So, I’m bumbling along. Practice makes perfect, right?
      You’ve got one hell of an imagination, so if you can figure out the “techie” part of writing, I think you’ll make a lot of readers very happy πŸ™‚

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      1. I’m learning so much from people through blogging! I love how people are sharing their experiences such as you have here. You pick up on a lot of things. It’s actually the best school to learn in our little bloggy world! Thank you for that compliment .. again … you do manage to pump up my motivation like you wouldn’t believe my friend.

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      2. Yes, people here are really helpful. I noticed some one suggested you change your story to first person and present tense. I would never think of something like that. That person thinks like an editor πŸ™‚

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  4. “Should we stop wishing, hoping, trying?” I had stopped doing it when I heard this, it’s as if you are told you are childish and naive to wish for anything…what a great way of wording it, quite the epiphany for me. Thanks!

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