The best reviews

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Today’s question is: “What is the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?” 

What an awesome thing to consider. 🙂 I don’t often think about the positive responses my writing garners, and I really should.

The things I treasure most are the e-mails readers have sent me. Mainly because they are unsolicited (as opposed to a review on a book blog or an ARC review, which I’ve outright asked for) and so I feel much more strongly about those little encouraging notes, even if they are short or vague, because I know they represent a genuine appreciation for my work. Those are probably the best things anyone has ever said about my writing, really. If you are a reader who has written me, or another author, thank you. ❤ You are fantastic.

The best line from a review I ever received publicly was this one:

 It’s hard to say why I gave it five stars, other than I just really enjoyed it completely in a way I rarely do.

I know that doesn’t seem the most glowing recommendation, and indeed I have better lines (even from that review there are more positive lines) but this one little sentence was the most flattering thing to me. Maybe because this person is a reviewer who reads a lot of books in my genre, maybe because it was unsolicited, maybe because this line is just so honest and simple and real. I don’t know. But when I need to feel better about myself, I pull up this review, and that one line always makes me feel best.

How about you? What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about your work? I’d love to hear from you 🙂

10 thoughts on “The best reviews

  1. That’s a great review! Keep it in mind! The nicest thing anyone has said about Dangerous Tenderness was that it was haunting and had depth. I mentally pull that out sometimes when I’m insecure.

    • Dangerous tenderness was indeed deep and haunting. ❤
      It’s so awesome when someone really understands and appreciates our work, isn’t it? Best feeling ever 😊

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