After the comments I received from another writer about my novel I was left feeling rather deflated. Their comments, no matter how honest they felt they were being with me, were ungrounded. If they had taken their time to read my novel the issues they raised would have been answered, but still I was left convinced that I hadn’t tied the story threads up completely. I like to treat my readers as intelligent people and not feel the need to spell everything out in block capital letters, but still I had let doubt creep in.
It’s strange how all the good reviews dissolve from our minds and we just focus on the one star ⭐️ review. What is it in our psyche that doesn’t allow us to push aside bad reviews and tell ourselves that it is down to personal taste rather than the quality of our writing. Of course if the same issues kept appearing in other reviews then there might be a problem, rather than just down to a reviewer’s personal opinion.
The issues picked up by this single writer hasn’t appeared in any other review so from my point of view I’m just letting it go and moving on. After thirty-six reviews on Amazon and eighteen on Goodreads and only one ⭐️review I’m focusing on the positive reviews. Today I received this one.