I am about to rant. Like a lot. I mentioned along the way that I uploaded a manuscript to SwoonReads.com – The morning has been going great . . . until this morning’s email notifications.
Apparently, my novel Nothing Between Us is getting very good reviews . . . The majority of the comments have been brief, and all positive. There was one comment about description, which I took to heart behind the scenes and went back to fix. Done deal.
There has only been one user to make me feel bad about my writing when I shouldn’t. This is the first time in a few years that a comment stabbed me in the heart. I always base my writing on my every day life. I did not mention this on SwoonReads, so I am using that excuse to terminate the feeling, it still hurts.
Dead serious. I really do feel like my heart was wrenched from my chest. The last time I actually felt like this was after reading a book. The last time someone left a negative comment like that was three years ago. The difference between now and then is that I managed to comment back and give the user a piece of my mind, without them realizing my sarcasm. (Yes, I am that good at killing with kindness.) This time around, the comments were deleted before I ever saw them. The email notifications are a digest of the last month of comments and ratings, etc.
For the second comment above, I had so much more I wanted to say, but I kept it quiet because it would have only started an even worse discussion here on my website, and I don’t want people assuming things they shouldn’t.