Major League Lesson In Humility.

5 July 2012

From Indie Jane:

“I have to admit, as an author, I struggle with negative reviews. I know reviews are for readers and not for writers, but when I read that someone hated my book, it makes me cry a little inside.

“But authors aren’t the only ones who get criticism. There are downers in every field–or on every field. My favorite ball player, Mark Trumbo, doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He’s a home run god, but just received his invite to the HR Derby. He was named an All-Star, but that’s no thanks to fans who loaded the ballot with Yankees and Rangers.

“So when I read this article about how he deals with criticism, I realized 1) We actually have something in common, and 2) I could learn something from his philosophical approach.

“I’ll just take a moment for the fact that I’ve just claimed to have something in common with a Major League All Star to sink in with you all.

“Still taking a moment….”

Read the rest of the article here:  Indie Jane

—  Julia Barrett

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One Comments to “Major League Lesson In Humility.”

  1. Everyone wants to hear how awesome they are. However, not everyone is going to like your work. Even JK Rowling has some detractors, and if Stephanie Meyer took every bad review to heart, she’d never get out of bed. Sometimes, however, they help us see flaws in our stuff that, being too close to the work, we have trouble seeing ourselves.

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