Like every author I know, I will occasionally peep at Amazon, B&N and Goodreads, just to see if there are any new reviews. When you look and find the number has gone up you’re like…
Once in a while, you regret it. This morning, was one of those regretful visits. I suppose it had to happen again sooner or later.
11 thoughts on “Ouch! That Stings! A Little Bad Review Humor”
It goes with the territory 🙂 Just stay happy 🙂
Absolutely! 🙂 Believe me, I’ve taken my lumps and always keep moving on.
Lol – the emoticons totally made this post stand out from the other I read about this topic! I’m sorry you had a bad review – or am I? After all, this means that your book is getting read by an increasing number of people, so CONGRATULATIONS on your bad review! Huzzah!
Thank you! I wanted to have a laugh about it. That’s my way of getting over things. As you said, it means my books are getting out there and maybe having a chuckle over it will help someone who isn’t as thick skinned as me, see that it isn’t the end of the world. 🙂
That’s true! And also, let’s be honest, 1) some people are just plain unhappy and will write mean reviews even without having read your book, and 2) maybe the person didn’t like the genre and decided to take a risk that didn’t pay off – and last, but related, 3) many people do not know the difference between “I didn’t like it because it’s not my style” vs “It was horrible”, and yours is probably the first type. Soooo many reasons for a bad review!
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Great stuff. It’s an awful feeling getting a bad review, but it’s best to focus on the good ones!
I love the gifs! And I like how this can basically apply to any aspect of life, not just writing.
Thank you! 🙂
Yes to this! 😀 I think those GIFs explain the reaction exactly!
Thank you! 🙂
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