I’m giving in and posting this. As an Indie Author I love connecting with other Indie Authors; I feel like it’s a great way to market yourself, to network and learn. I also feel like as Indie Authors we need to be supportive of one another. With that being said I’ve had something eating away at me for a few days now. On my personal facebook I have liked quite a few Indie Authors and I try not to judge, but a comment was made the other day about a book that’s been turned into a movie and it’s release is mere day’s away. I read a review that another author posted on goodreads about the book. She reviewed it previously and then turned around and re-reviewed it and let me tell you it was nasty. I respect her right to dislike the book (I’ve yet to read it though it has been recommended to me by multiple people) however I feel like there is a difference between not enjoying something and ripping something apart to the point that it makes me wonder . . . is there a spark of jealousy that this book is becoming a movie and yours are not?
If you don’t like the book say so you have that right, that is the point of reviews, but do we have to be mean? Isn’t there a way to state your opinion without being unnecessarily hurtful? Just my thoughts of the morning. I respect all critical reviews I receive I don't lash out at the reviewer . . . not everyone is going to love the books I write as much as I do. I also try not to be rude when I don't enjoy a book, but I'm a firm believer in reviewing what you read. If you have a passion for books then you probably love to talk about them. What better way to share then with a heartfelt review?
I had some much needed reconnecting this weekend in the midst of some really tough days and I guess I feel like being supportive is a much better use of everyone’s time. Have a good week all and try to remember it takes far more energy to be mean then it does to be nice. I’ll be back later to post more of my own reviews.