As the reviews are rolling in from my first release, Torn True Love, I find myself holding my breath as I read each one. I know that everyone will not love my work, or connect with my characters, but it still is a bitter pill to swallow when a reader hasn't LOVED your work. I have put many many many!!!! hours into my book and a review that says anything but I LOVED IT is hard to hear. (I must say too I haven't heard anything too negative *phew thank god!*) But on the flip side of that, I respect what each person has to say about my work. Feedback helps me understand how others view my work. It's interesting to know what they would've changed, what they had expected and where they want the story to go. I already know how my story unfolds and while I value what my readers say it won't alter the story in my head.
The publishing process as a whole has been fantastic- I just hope my readers continue to respond positively and enjoy my work as it comes their way.