Posted by Violet VanDoren
I can’t help but wonder why people get on sites like Goodreads and Amazon only to purposefully bash an author’s work. Do people have no shame? Is this what I have to look forward to in the future of my writing career?
I completely expect bad reviews. Hell, I expect my first published novella to be chock full of negative feedback. However, a respectful and constructively critical review completely outweighs a 1 star. It’s not the stars that bother me, by the way. It’s the people who get on review sites and claim with hostility how much a book sucks. Really? Did the written words contained between two covers (or electronic device in our technological savvy era) push you that much over the edge that you had to respond with such hatred and fury?
Well, I guess I’ll just have to sit back and endure the haters, trolls, and nincompoops who hide behind screens when mommy and daddy are asleep. I’ll saunter to my writing corner and celebrate when any kind of review comes my way, all with a smile on my face. *throws confetti*