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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Some Truth

I check my Goodreads ratings. I know I shouldn't. My husband begs me not to but there I am, a lot, reading what people say about my work. It doesn't seem to matter how many 5 and 4 stars I get on a book, even one person rating one of works below a 3 star is enough to make me momentarily doubt everything I'm doing.

And then I shake it off and keep going. Everyone's entitled to their opinion and I don't like everything I read, even things other people love. That's the thing about reading. It really is a subjective activity.

Do you check your Goodreads ratings? Do they affect you?


  1. Good morning, Rebecca! Don't let one person's opinion sway you from believing in what you do. I saw your tweet and wanted to show support!! :)

  2. Thank you Nichelle! I've managed to limit myself to stopping by once a week. LOL!

  3. True, you can't please everyone. At fictionwise, I have 29 great ratings and one 'ok' rating. Despite those 29 greats, I want to know why someone thought it was just 'ok', LOL. You write amazing stories. Don't let anyone tell you different.

  4. I actually have a 'poor' rating on Fictionwise. LOL! I thought i was going to cry. LOL!!