Dear Christian Indie,
You’ve done it; you’ve published a book, and you’re ready to shout your accomplishment to the world. You love your story, and consider yourself an author worthy of a place on your targeted readers’ “To Be Read” pile. Of course, you know you’re not perfect—no one is, after all, but certainly you are not expecting to be called out on your imperfections, which have secretly haunted you since the day you first put fingers to keyboard.
Imagine then, how you will handle the first bit of negative feedback that comes along. Imagine how you will handle that first two-star review.
I know, I know, thoughts like this are quite unpleasant, and the reflexive urge of most is to push them away. It is often thoughts of this very same scenario that hold us back from getting published in the first place.I don’t believe there is a single person out there who longs to publish a book because they desire, ardently, the scrutiny that comes along with celebrity. In this age of “cancel culture” and “calling out Karens.”
But if you intend to do any work of great importance (and I would argue that representing Christ to the world is certainly such a work), you must prepare yourself in advance for the scrutiny and criticism that will come…because it will come.
Tune in this week as the hosts talk about how they have handled (or plan to handle) the inevitable criticism that comes along with “putting yourself out there to the world.”
It’s an episode you won’t want to miss!
See you there!