As an author, I hope that my words inspire people. To cause them to pause for a moment and reflect, to help them examine themselves and what they hold dear.
I check my reviews on Amazon to see if I’m hitting this mark. I’m thrilled when people connect with my books and tell me I’ve helped or encouraged them. I know not everyone will enjoy my books and don’t expect every review to be glowing with praise.
But as I read the reviews, I’ve noticed something. The negative comments stick with me much longer than the good ones. They have a way of making my stomach sink and my shoulders slump. A little voice whispers, “Maybe you weren’t cut out for this. You’re a fraud.” Continue reading