For me this refers to the dreaded Authonomy where I am struggling to get on top of my ‘watch list’ of 9 books, over half of whose authors have already read The Water’s Edge. That means I owe them one.
But I am heartened by the fact that constructive criticism really is welcomed. I don’t like giving negative feedback – especially if the author has already backed my book, but I think it would be pointless not to be honest and so far no one has taken umbrage as far as I can tell.
This week has seen little progress for me in the Authonomy charts, mainly because of the lack of time I can give it, but I have cheered myself up by reviewing the comments that have been left so far. Of the 33 that I’ve been given, 28 give very fulsome praise, three or four are more cursory or have reservations, and only one is noticeably negative (or blunt as he puts it!)
That makes me feel a lot better – assuming others are as honest as I am.
Meanwhile, following my entanglements with Lulu, a writing day with Bristol Women Writers went really well, particularly as it incuded the novel activity of putting pen to paper. Time to do more of that, methinks. And if I do ever decide to self-publish, DD has spruced up my book cover. Just a thumbnail right now, stand by for full size!