Tuesday 22 March 2016

Feeling A Little Discouraged...

I rated my own book on Goodreads as much as I didn't want to. It is just that every time I go on the page for Catching Fox the top two reviews are from haters that of course got the most likes so they stay at the top taunting me. It is a bit of a kick-in-the-guts every time I go on that page to check on things. I wish I could comment and clarify some important elements of the story they seemed to have missed. I know not everyone is going to like it but still some reviews are a little harsh.
I am working on my romantic suspense series now. My plan is to publish this and see if I can tip the scales and perhaps find more people that enjoy my writing than those who like to pick it apart. It will be a test to see if this is really what I should be investing all my time into. It's not that I would give up my love of writing but I may decide to go back to writing for myself. I just really need a few more people in my corner so I know who I am fighting for. Otherwise I am just left doubting myself and wondering why I am putting myself through this.

Here is my review I recently left on Goodreads.com for my most recent release...

Catching FoxCatching Fox by Aimee McNeil
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't normally leave reviews for my own books because I feel weird rating my own work. Obviously it is close to my heart if I invested all the time and energy it took to create this story but every time I visit this page it makes me sad to see that the top reviews are so negative. I could be wrong but the reviewers seem to have a bit of a chip on their shoulder. I wish I could please everyone but I have found this to be impossible. I just don't want some readers who could love this story as much as I do turned away because of these reviews that are the first thing they see.
This was posted recently by a reader who grasped perfectly what this story was meant to be...
"I love this story! It is the kind of love that all of us romantics dream about, love at first glance when we are 6 yrs old. The kind of love that fits like a glove and is as warm and comfortable as an old flannel shirt, but turns hot as hell with one longing look! Yeah ..... don't we all wish for that kind of love? You have got to read this book! By Amazon Reviewer
I hope you decide to give it a chance and it finds a special place in your heart. Thank you so much!

1 comment:

Tina said...

I found you because of your book Truth or Dare! I'm your biggest fan ever! Please continue writing more books like this - childhood friends, love at first sight, pining heros! xo Tina