Continuing with the Lightbound Saga Book Tour, there’s a new interview on Platypire Reviews. Sharing some below –
Q: How do you handle negative reviews of your books?
S.G: To me, the negative reviews are very important. Many times, these reviews find things that I might have missed and things I could improve upon. Other times though, negatives have nothing to do with my books specifically, but it is a reflection of differing viewpoints. In those cases I remind myself that the world will have opposing opinions, and I cannot write to please everyone. It is very important for authors to train themselves to not be bogged down by negatives, although it is easier said than done.
Another thing that helps me in this respect is belonging to a critique group. I have been part of a group for seven years now, and although we are very respectful in critiquing each other’s works, regular sessions have made me practice handling of various types of criticism.
Q: There are a lot of distractions around, especially with social media, how do you block it all out and write?
S.G: I have time allocated for the distractions as well. Sounds crazy, right? But, sometimes distractions are necessary. I have found that once I have done a bit of the social media thing, I feel an urge to move back to writing quicker. I do set limits on how long I spend time on social media to be cautious, that stops me from straying too much.
Link to the full post HERE.