I woke up this morning and saw that I had two more five star reviews for my book. These two especially made me cry (happy tears).
I think they meant more because two nights ago I had a dream, although at the time I didn’t think it was a dream. I woke up just knowing I had gotten a two star review. It felt so real. I think I was experiencing all those self doubt feelings that all my author friends experience and complain about. I was trying to convince myself it didn’t matter. But my insecurity already had me not feeling all that confident. Anyway, it tugged at me and I finally couldn’t resist any longer so I went to Amazon to read said two star review (with Kleenex nearby). Either it was totally real and the review had been removed or it was really a dream.
Anyway, this morning I woke up and there were two more reviews – both five stars. I now have four 5 star reviews. I cannot begin to tell you how blessed I feel. I never even dreamed I would sell four books, let alone have that many reviews.
Today, it doesn’t matter what else happens because I’m starting out on such a positive note. Thankful for good reviews (but always expecting a bad one). I’m thankful for the friends who have supported me, but especially Kirsten and Ionia. Without their encouragement, I would never have published. And without Kirsten’s continual prodding, I still would not be writing poetry. You can’t ask for better friends than that.