Status: Drafting the fourth book in the PERILOUS series!

Monday, November 15, 2010

To Be Perfectly Honest

Thanks, everyone, for participating in my book launch!!! It was a blast! If I haven't been by to visit your blog yet, I will soon!

Now, on to another subject. I've had two people on my blog tour line up contact me and tell me that their reviews are less-than-stellar. Both asked me if I preferred to remove them from my tour.

Of course I told them I still want them on my tour!

We can all agree that for the most part, honesty is the best policy. Right? Blog tours are no exception. Here's the way I see it:

1) Like it or not, we all know that not everyone is going to like my book. Of the 40 people I have on my blog tour, if 35 of them like it, I'm thrilled. If all 40 liked it, I would probably think that someone was afraid to tell me what they really thought.

2) My book is NOT PERFECT. I'll be the first to admit this. I see the flaws. Others are going to see the flaws. Some people it's going to bug more than other people. I hope the majority of readers will turn a blind eye, but I am certainly not surprised when there are negative responses.

3) Negative reviews create controversy, and controversy creates interest. At least, I hope so.

Give it to me straight! When I get my first 1-star review, we'll have a consolation party!

And for Monday, we have the wonderful Niki up on the blog tour! Tuesday is Lynn Parson! Be sure and check them out! Contest details on the tab at the top of the blog!


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous way of looking at this! It's true, not everyone will love everything we do. But it's still hard to hear it. Way to stay positive!

Joanna St. James said...

I love your strong heart.

Christopher said...

That's a very refreshing and great way to look at it I think. Kudos to you.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Awesome, Tamara! Love how you're saying it how it is. Way to go.

David J. West said...

Awesome Tamara-gotta take it all in stride.

Anonymous said...

If we gave five stars to everything, what would it mean?

I love the way you express yourself--openly and honestly!!

KarenG said...

Very brave Tamara! To tell you the truth, I'd be interested in reading some not so glowing reviews of Perilous. It wouldn't change my mind, because I love your book and think it's awesome, but it's always interesting to get other viewpoints.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

so glad you guys agree! other viewpoints are refreshing and interesting!

Kittie Howard said...

What a super great way to look at life. Your positive outlook is contagious!

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