Sometimes, I click on all the links on my sidebar. You know, the ones for "My Fair Donor." I go to all the websites to read reviews.
So far, the Barnes & Noble page is the only one that has a goodly amount of ratings/reviews, and they range from 2 stars to 5 stars.
And there was a new review. And it was a good one.
I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I know I probably shouldn't have made that my debut self-published story, but I did and there's no calling it back.
The die is cast.
And I read reviews. I don't know what I would do if one of those 2-star ratings actually had a review. Would I kick myself for putting out a mediocre story? Would I be offended in writer's indignation?
I don't know. I suppose I should be grateful it's only a rating and not a review.
That being said, I've looked at my own ratings for books, and I almost never review. Plenty of books get across the board rating and reviews. A single book with get dozens and hundreds of reactions.
So, it's not personal. The story didn't ring with them, I didn't do something right...
But when it's a good review... Well, I like to look, just to see what people think.
I also like a reaction. Love my work. Hate it. But don't be indifferent.
That's my new thing. I don't know which of my characters will say it to their love interest, but someone will tell someone.
"I want your love. I'll accept your hate. But I will not tolerate your indifference."
And the reply, "As if anyone could ever be indifferent to you."
I think it's clever and sweet. Just a snippet of dialogue, but it's there. While it could work with Naren and Kamra, or my Seamonkey Romance (don't ask, I'll explain later), or a new story I'll write someday, I want that in one of my books.
I just got to make sure it's not in another book someone else wrote.