On every social media site, in every book, I shamelessly beg readers for honest feedback. Many of you have responded to this plea by sending me emails, commenting on my blogs, and posting reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. <3 Thank you! <3
Do I read them? Yep, every single one of them. Usually more than once. Sometimes I even save them off so I can look at them when my spirits need a lift. Your comments, thoughts, and insights are very important to me.
Do I respond to them? To emails, comments, and posts – the answer is almost always yes (don’t believe me? drop me an email and find out). But to reviews? Never. Many times I want to, if only to say thanks for making my day or to offer some insight into why I wrote something a certain way, but apparently it is a big no-no for an author to respond to reviews on public sites (good or bad). I’m not sure why, but there it is.
So please – keep writing reviews. I value each and every one. And if you’d like me to respond, send me an email, too.
Just remember: Honesty is appreciated; kindness is revered.