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 I don't know if anyone has heard that term before. It's where no matter how hard you work you feel like an amateur. I always feel behind at everything. I know part of that is I do too much. Currently I'm trying to organize my life so I eventually have an income stream not related to ghosting and getting other things off my plate. I need to put priority on my health and exercise first, my schoolwork and research second, and my writing originals, especially everything that needs to get done this summer to get Sapphic Alliance Fiction and my writing with Ladydreamer (my girlfriend) and with my cowriter Megan hopping.

I'm thinking of letting things go in the mean time like the ghosting so hopefully working to parlay into coaching/editing/assisting, and some organizations I've been with for a while but take up time around the writing I need to do.

i also feel badly because of something dumb. I am working on taking down my one thing at Amazon under my old author name J. Bridger so that I can change over author central name and brand to Ivy Quinn. It's so dumb but to see this review from this year (such a stray thing since it's been out five years), but a one star is always a pain. I know I've grown a lot as a writer since then but sometimes I worry I'll never be good enough and I'll always be either reviewed badly or considered a hack just good enough for the kindle mill ghosting.

Date: 2017-06-20 04:28 am (UTC)
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Just *hugs* if you want them.

Date: 2017-06-20 06:20 am (UTC)
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Even the best authors will get 1 star reviews. All it takes is one thing to set off a reader and that one thing likely has nothing to do with actual quality, just perceptions and what kind of crappy day the reviewer was already having.

And honestly, being good enough to be in the ghosting mill is HUGE even if I think you are selling yourself far too cheaply. When they slap someone else's name on it and sell it, people don't know anything about some mill cranking out stories. They just know they want to read it. Because they enjoy those stories.

They might not be highbrow literature but it's bringing pleasure to your readers. And IMO that's more important anyway.

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