I've been watching the reviews come in for Maid for Martin and for Surprise Engagement. It can be fun and frustrating at the same time. A part of you wants to answer all of them but most authors will tell you that it's not a good thing. They say if you answer to a bad review that you look petty, and if you answer to a good review you like like you're patting yourself on the back. What's an author to do?
Most of the time I read them, and try to learn from them. I do appreciate all reviews. I know I'm not going to please everyone. I try to write what I feel God is leading me to write, and then I try to write the story the way I enjoy reading one. I like a good romance, a bit of the chase and I always like a happy ending. For my mystery I like some detective work, and I enjoy tossing in some real life situations. I pray before I write, and do my best to follow the pattern I feel God is laying out before me.
Thanks to all of you that take the time to leave a review, good or bad. I always enjoy learning from reviews. No one is perfect and I know things are going to get over looked, that's life. I pay for editing every time, and with each book I learn more and more. I do appreciate those readers that keep coming back for more. I've been writing since I was 8 years old and it is my most favorite past time. Thanks for taking a part in my dream of being an author. I hope you enjoy reading every page as much as I enjoy writing them.