May 3, 2013
To that person who left me the lousy review...
Oh wait, no I won't.
What I meant to say was thank you. Thank you for giving my book a chance. I very much appreciate it and I'm sorry that it didn't work out for whatever reason. Nevertheless, I value your opinion and you can be sure that I take any and all critique seriously, even those I don't necessarily agree with. Cheers to you and I hope your next read will be an enjoyable one. Maybe one day we'll meet again in this not-so big world. If so, perhaps my next endeavor will be more to your liking.
Confused yet? Hopefully most of you aren't.
You see, I'm fairly (sometimes) rational, often self-deprecating, and generally at least try to pretend to act like a professional. I'm very proud of my novels, but they aren't my children. Despising them isn't even remotely in the same league as running over my pets. You may hate them with a fury that makes the sun seem like a snowball and I will respect that. Should you point out a typo to me, I won't chew off your head. Tell me my characters are flat, I won't invoke primal gods to strike you down. Let me know my sense of humor is about as funny as a pack of starving orphans, I won't race to my Facebook page and demand that you be made to pay for your "crimes".
In short, I am an adult. I don't promise to always act like one, but I will always at least try to not be that spoiled child who didn't get a pony for their birthday.
Happy reading to you all, and to a few of my fellow authors out there: lighten up. They're just stories (mine most definitely included). Give your family or friends a hug and remind yourself that real life isn't made of paper. There are far better reasons to get angry.