I’m a bit nervous this week as my latest book came out last Friday. It’s the first historical novel I’ve written to be published and I just know the historical police are coming to haul me off. I’m sure I’ve broken some rule or used some phrase or fabric that wasn’t in vogue in 1920 and I’ll be called out on the mistake. Anyone have a jousting lance?
Seriously, I try not to look at bad reviews because I know some of my stuff won’t appeal to a lot of the people out there. We don’t all like the same things so why would I think my books would be universally loved? They won’t be and that’s all right. I write because I enjoy it and I fall a bit in love with all my characters- especially the heroes. I write what I like and enjoy. I can only hope that my stories bring pleasure to one or two other folks out there in this vast, lovely world that has room for all kinds of literature.
So, do I shudder at bad reviews? Yeah, but I also shudder at the good ones, because it humbles me when someone that doesn’t know me, likes my voice and my characters. It’s amazing to read the good ones.
If you want to try that historical and perhaps joust with me, check it out here: http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/StoreFront.bok