Reviews

Friends, publishers and family (unless they are teenage boys) are great supporters to the writer they are personally acquainted with, others unknown to the author are not as kind.

Last week I read an Amazon on-line review from one women who did not like reference I had made in Time To Take Flight to maiden aunts dying when you decide to take a trip and leave them unattended. I think she was a maiden aunt. While my first response was to wonder if she was correct and my wonderful editor and I had been at fault not to be symapthetic to all maiden aunts across the globe, upon reflection I decided to just cancel her opinions from my mind. But it is not easy to do. And then today I received an invite to attend the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Conference followed by a very positive review in the Manhatten Book Review:http://manhattanbookreview.com/product/time-to-take-flight-the-savvy-womans-guide-to-safe-solo-travel/

While two ‘positives’ do not cancel out the ‘negative’ they certainly help. I read once that many established authors do not read reviews because of the personal toll they can inflict. In writing a new book and after dedicating so much time to it I would find this impossible to do. So now its time to learn to take the rough with the smooth. Yet again another aspect of being a writer few comment upon.

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