|Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM|
I can't emphasize enough the importance of reviews. It doesn't help just the prospective reader, but the author too. Having only one published book under my belt, there are times when I put my writing on the back burner. It isn't because I don't have anything to say, because I do. Lots of ideas are stored away in the attic, so to speak. However, sometimes in this stage of my writing career, it feels as though no one is really interested in what I have to say. Don't worry, I'm not throwing a pity party. At least, that's not how I mean to come across. I'm only speaking straight from the heart.
Last week, I received another 5 star review for Resilient, and it did wonders with my writing. I wanted to write more about Selene and her plight, but without much input from the readers, I wasn't certain that I should. I am now almost forty pages in to a sequel and loving it. I can't believe it took me so long.
In short, I am making a plea for myself, as well as all other writers out there, that you leave a review upon finishing a book. I'm not delusional. I am sure there will be bad as well as good, but that is okay. I welcome the constructive criticism right along with the good, because it will help me to learn from my mistakes and grow as a writer.
Thank you to those who have taken the time to leave a review. It means the world to me.