I've also attracted some rather harsh reviews lately and am not sure how to deal with it. Ideally, I'd get some of you who actually liked the book to leave a review and balance, but alas, I can't force you. ;-) Toss in being 7 months pregnant and hormonal, and the non constructive criticism isn't terribly well received. Plenty of people have told me to just ignore them, or don't read the negative ones or whatever. Which is fine, and sound advice. But I'm very type A and need to do something to feel like I'm affecting change. So, I spent the morning querying legitimate book reviewers and begging them to leave a constructive review. I don't mind if it's not 5 stars (although I kinda would love it if it was), but just something constructive and not simply declaring the book's a "POS." So far, I have 1 reviewer lined up, and one that said to get back with them in a few months. Here's hoping it helps.
If any of you have suggestions for reviewers that might be interested, please don't hesitate to drop me a line! I can use all the help I can get!
On the plus side, my Goodreads reviews are quite positive! I have a 4.38 star average on there, which I think is awesome! Wish I could transfer some of those reviews over to Amazon!
Jimmy Jean and The Cure
So, here's where I'm at with the Jimmy Jean short story: I got it back from the editor over the weekend, and I'm doing a total rewrite. As much as I hate doing that, she had some excellent suggestions, and to work them in it was just easier to start over. So, I'm behind on all my word count goals as a result, but I am making progress. I'm working tomorrow and Thursday, but I'm hoping for a very productive weekend, writing wise.
That's about it for now! Happy reading/writing everyone!