Readers. Precious, constant, wonderful, and mind-fucking-insane, readers.
Who loves ya baby?
Readers are a writer’s drug of choice. We would chop them up, scrape them into dusty lines and snort ‘em off a hooker’s décolletage if we could.
“From my close observation of writers… they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.”
~ Isaac Asimov
Bad reviews, I’ve had my share.
They are a rite of passage for anyone who puts anything into a public domain. Be it writing, art, performance, film, or an opinion.