Does an author need a thick skin?
from A Newbie's Guide to Publishing (blog)
One of the greatest skills you can acquire as an author is a thick skin. Once you unleash a story onto the world, it no longer belongs to you. When it was in your head, and on your computer during the writing/rewriting process, it was a personal, private thing. But the moment your words go out into the world, they are subject to the opinion of strangers. What was once personal is now public.
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