It has recently come to my attention that there is something crucial that most if not ALL successful authors do.
They don’t read reviews of their books
I know. Bummer.
And here I am three years later thinking how all the reviews written on this blog and on Goodreads were left unread by all my fav authors
It’s simple. They do it for their peace of mind.
I mean you tell yourself I’m going to read so and so many reviews to see how my book is doing. But one mean word about your book baby and you’re left shattered
Books are hard work. They don’t just take time and commitment, authors are sending out a piece of themselves. Sometimes people talk about things in their books that they have NEVER dealt with before.
To have that tossed around like an English Literature project must be hard to come to terms with.
I mean as a successful authors who knows they’re successful, why would you need to care what people think anyway. Bottom line is people either liked it or they didn’t. The evolving nature of our society means that people will move on to the next best thing anyway
Of course there are authors who do read reviews, but for the most part, I think the successful ones prefer to live in shadows