08 April 2011

Friday Bloghop

Well, Thank Goodness It's Friday!  Hope you all had a great week.  I've been writing away in an effort to meet my goals set this week for Round of Words in 80 Days.  I'm almost halfway to my minimum goal, and it feels terrific since the weekend is still before me.  I'm looking forward to spending tomorrow at home (wearing my comfy clothes) with a mug of hot tea and my antiquated notebooks furiously writing  while perched on a kitchen stool in a peaceful, quiet home with a scented candle ....wait.....
I think I confused myself with someone who doesn't have a houseful of boys running around.  But I will write!!!  (puts on my best Yule Brenner impersonation while stating in a commanding voice....,"So it is written, so it shall be done.")  Have a productive weekend everyone!
Elizabeth Sharp Hosts "Follow Friday: A Blog Hop For Writers"..............
As the title suggests, this blog is for anyone who writes whether it be novels, novellas, articles, or blog posts!  This week's question is,
How do you deal with a bad review?
That's a tough question.  I take a lot of pride in my work, so it would be very unpleasant to discover that someone thought it was terrible.  Furthermore, my reaction would hinge on the type of bad review.  For instance, if a reviewer claimed that I had made historical errors which ruined the book for him/her, I would have to seriously take a look into my research to see if I could correct my errors.  If the problem was simply that the reviewer didn't like my story, but acknowledged that it was well written, then I would let it roll off my back like water off a duck!  We can't all like the same things, right?  But if a reviewer claimed that my writing was done poorly, well......that would smart a bit.  I have fellow writers to read/critique my work.  These are people I trust to give it to me straight and that have the skills necessary to perform the job.  In the end, I would trust their judgement over any reviewer.  We would all meet up and "discuss" the reviewer and end up laughing away the evening over coffee at the local bookstore or drinks at the nearest hot spot. 
In the end, I would remember these words......,"To thine own self be true....."
How do you join in the fun? So glad you asked. It’s really quite simple.
The rules
1)      1`. Follow this blog.
2)      2.  Follow Elizabeth Sharp, the originator of this hop
3)      3.  Follow the featured author of the week.
4)      4.  Go to Sharp words and copy the image code found there and paste it in your blog. Add your name to the link at the bottom of the post while you are there.
5)      5.  Copy and paste the rules in your blog, as well as this week’s question.
6)      6.  Answer the question
7)      7.  Follow, follow, follow. This is about networking, people, making connections with people in your community. So talk to us. We don't bite!
8)      8.  If someone stops by, says hi and follows you, the polite thing to do is follow back.
9)      9.  Comment here and introduce yourself and you just might find a new follower or two.


  1. Newest follower here via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost everything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.


  2. Hi Nadja!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting my button. I had to come over here to see what ROW80 was, it sounded intriguing. Maybe I should join too.