Its amazing what you can find out on the internet…and how it can affect you. I was very bored this evening and took a look around some forums I like to read. I must tell you that I came across quite a damning condemnation of my book. Why am I sharing this? Because it upset me (to tears, as I’m that thin-skinned) – not because it was criticism, but because it was unconstructive, judgmental and implied that the content was asinine/childish.
Reading things like this just makes me wish I hadn’t bothered writing the darn thing. This, combined with the dismissive attitude of others connected with the book, makes me wish I’d just wrote to occupy myself, like always. In fact, this is enough to completely demoralise me and has sucked the fun out of this escapade.
I’ve REALLY enjoyed being Holly during 2007. It gave me a chance to escape from my real life for a while, and I appreciate that opportunity. I’ve met more nice people this year than I have in a long time, so I’m happy about that. However, I never expected merely winning a competition would open me up to public ridicule – I told you I didn’t have a clue how the publishing business worked!!! Silly me.
It’s times like this when I really miss kick-boxing, as it’s great for releasing tension. Contact me if you want the link, so you can read it yourself…
EDIT: ‘That’ site has been updated, and it’s obvious that the people concerned know what I’ve said. Some PMs have been sent, reading between the lines. Well ladies, I’m looking forward to reading your books, when they’re released, and I promise I won’t let how I feel influence my review.