Saturday, December 3, 2011

One star

It happens to everyone sooner or later.

Everyone who's a writer, anyway.

Bad reviews. One star ratings. Feedback on your masterpiece, your baby, the people who live in your head, that makes you cringe.

So what do you about it?

Well, it happened to a friend of mine recently. She was kind of bummed about it. We all did our best to cheer her up, by sharing our own stories of crappy reviews and all the reasons she shouldn't take it personally.

Tonight, another colleague sent this by way of encouragement; I thought I'd share. (Thank you, Teresa Wilde!)

The following are real quotes from Amazon reviews:

"This was without question the worst book I've ever read in my life."

"a sort of nightmare that never ends."

"I passionately despise this novel."

"the characters are shallow and there is no story."

"it just goes on and on and on"

The book has 54 one star reviews.

It's called "Pride and Prejudice."

Sort of puts things in perspective, doesn't it? :-)

3 comments:

Jamie Lee Scott said...

Thanks. You are the best. I wish every writer had a friend as wonderful as you!

Jenna said...

Awww! Right back atcha, and double! xoxo

Dru said...

Great point.