You wake up in the morning, the birds are singing, you had time for a delicious beverage and then you approach your computer say hello and there it is in your Inbox that email you have been waiting for! The review for your latest book has arrived!
Tenuously you click the link, and then there it is! Your heart sinks into your shoes and you feel a moment of dread followed by compulsions to toss your computer out the window, cry into a box of tissues or say to hell with it and slink away into a hole from which you shall never put words to paper again.
But, how to rationally cope? As a new author, I had no idea what it would be like to put out a book. I had no grand plans to become the next JK Rowling, I just wanted to get this stuff out of my head. I carried around the ideas for so long I had to get them out, and so with little knowledge of how to do that, I sat with a tablet PC in one hand and my newborn in the other and proceeded to write down all these ideas. Before I knew it, I had written a book.