It’s a bad romance—
Between the art and writer:
Passion fuels writing,
While distressing the author.
It’s sheer fantasy;
A million copies will sell.
Until it goes live…
True? False? Nobody can tell.
A killer suspense:
Will the book succeed or fail?
Check those sales reports;
The numbers will tell the tail.
It’s a mystery:
Who posted that book review?
To figure it out,
One must study every clue.
Sounds like me right now. The first week of a book debut seems to be the roughest. Wondering about refunds and dreading that first negative review. I think I’m going to avoid reading it when it appears.
Avoidance may be the best advice; can be quite a challenge though. Good luck with your new book. 🙂
Thanks. I gotta work my way up to avoidance, I guess. It’s that nasty Catch-22. If I avoid it then I don’t know if I should do more advertising or if what I’m doing is working. At least with the rankings and sales. The negative reviews I can dodge.
You’re a poet also! Who knew? Good Job!
I like to read poetry, but I don’t think I’ve earned the poet hat yet. 🙂
Love this! Nice work!
Thank you; I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
You write poetry too? Sheesh. The man of many talents adds another.
If you can call that poetry. Vogon poetry, perhaps… (Sorry for my super long delay in responding.)
I have been terrible lately. No worries at all.