By Karen Arnpriester
I watch as reviews come in and am thrilled when my readers find a deep revelation for their lives and their relationship with God. But with all the great reviews, I received my first tough review (well, lack of review) from a dear friend. She avoided the subject of my book and placing a review when we spoke because she lied about loving it. Her heart and God’s nudge compelled her to come clean. I saw how painful it was for her to tell me that she hadn’t been honest about her reaction to my book. The friend in her wanted to be kind, and when I asked her to place a review, she felt cornered. After we talked, I wondered for a moment if others felt the same and were only being nice. But then I shook it off, remembering that most of my reviews are from people I don’t personally know and many readers are ordering multiple copies for gifts.
Whatever you create, if it is from the heart, wallow in the joy that you did it. So many people talk, think, prepare, but never finish. Know that not everyone will connect with what you create, and that’s okay. If you love your book, art, music or crocheted hats for your cat … WALLOW! Some will jump in and join you, while others will find their own mud hole.
Anessia's Quest is her first book. Anessia's Quest, will be starting a free eBook promotion on Amazon today, Feb 1. Her second book, Raider's Vendetta is now available. Please visit Karen's website karenskoncepts.com. You will find pages for both books with synopsis, reviews and first twelve chapters as free download. Karen's blog page "My Thoughts" is also available at her site.Blog": http://karenskoncepts.com/mythoughts/