Not everyone likes people to succeed in what they do. In fact these days more and more people both your colleagues and the general public want you to fail. This applies to any and all writers, recognised or like myself known only to a few lovers of my work.
Since one of my books achieved my dream to become a best-selling author (selling 250,000+ ebook copies), I have become another victim of the tall poppy syndrome. I have experienced hate and envy, particularly among certain of my colleagues. While it is true to say I brush it off and move on, I do it with great difficulty. In other words despite the passing of time it doesn’t get any easier.
As published writers, unfortunately hateful comments and reviews are par for the course. Many come from other writers jealous of your work. All any of us can do is move on to the next story. In that regard I’m currently reading and re-reading everything I have on Nicollo Machiavelli and my favourite painter and all round bad boy Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. By hook or by crook I’m determined to get another best-seller under my belt before I die. Here’s hoping its my next and twelfth book…
Please click on the above cover to go to the Amazon UK site for my best-seller.