I just released a new short story. I enjoyed writing it, and I felt like my readers would enjoy it as well. It’s in what is for me a new genre; female muscle growth, and the second story I have written on commission. While the FMG genre isn’t my “home,” so to speak, it is definitely in the same neighborhood, and I am able to explore many of the themes that fascinate me.
This story, which ended up being called Brittany, is also different in that it had a throwback feel. It was fun and a little zany, and that also appealed to me. I like to get out of my comfort zone. So, I posted it and sat back, eager to see if I got a review, and what that review might say.
Well, I did get a review. One star, and the reader hated it.
It’s happened before. The first work I ever posted on Amazon got a bad review to start. It was called Cramps, and I thought it was a very innovative and excellent piece of TG fiction, but the first review was not kind.
I have learned to detach from the reviews. I try not to get too excited about the good ones or too down about the bad ones. In fact, I have the most trouble dealing with NO reviews. At least if someone hated something enough to write a review, they had a response to the work!
I still love my little story, and I have a warm fuzzy feeling when I remember writing it, creating the cover, posting it. I hope some people will enjoy it as much as I do, but I also realize that everyone out there own their own response, and it has nothing to do with me!