One extremely wise writer compared good reviews to crack and bad reviews to poison. And she’s right. It would probably be wiser to stay away from places like GoodReads where you run the simultaneous risk of becoming addicted to the “Attagirl!” feedback and being injured by the people who just don’t buy into your book’s solution. So why do I keep doing it? Why did the elephant child risk his nose? Insatiable curiosity.
And sometimes, it’s just nice when someone gets what you were trying to do. I didn’t mind it one bit when one reader observed that my book wasn’t stellar when she went on to note that she truly enjoyed SUSPECT for what it was: ‘a fun, “I don’t wanna think too hard, just wanna be entertained, darn it!” read.’
That’s what I was shooting for with this project. Mission accomplished!