Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
The awesome co-hosts this month are: Lauren Hennessy, Lisa Buie-Collard, Lidy, Christine Rains, and Mary Aalgaard!
I'm not a great writer, I realize that. I do try my best to entertain readers with my books. I also know I have a love for too many adverbs and adjectives, which I've been weening myself off of.
What has bothered me this month are reviews. Yes. Those dreaded reviews where some, not the majority of readers are too critical and downright nasty.
I've learned to be weary of Goodreads. On Goodreads the trolls prowl around hungry to squash authors. I recently received a preview review (that's where its not rated) where the person went to Amazon and read the beginning pages. This person actually wrote a long review, without reading the book, full of sarcastic remarks about every other paragraph by just reading the pages Amazon offered. I could go on and on about other incorrigible reviews or those people that just fly by to slap my book with 1 star just because...
I have learned to laugh, shake my head, and brush off these reviews. But what hurts are the people. How can people be so mean? Whenever I complain my kids roll their eyes and say, "Mom, everyone has the right to voice their opinions. Let it go."
Now on a brighter note:
Since beginning my WIP quite a while ago, and putting the darn thing on hold time and again, my characters have been giving me grief!!!
I'm happy to report that they have decided to forgive me. While I'm a true pantser and a slow writer, I'm trying my best to keep up with them. They're urging me on, and I can only hope they know where they're going.
Thank you for dropping by!!