It’s been a week since Light has come out. The good news is that people have read it. The better news is that no one has gone blind.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m *extremely* proud of my book and feel that I put out the best version of that story I had in me. But reviews are a fact of life, and they won’t all be glowing. And when I dislike a book, I tend to go over the top and say that it was attacking me or at the very least I want to file paperwork and demand a life refund.
I’m sure there will be people who are equally as colorful about my work — I like to hold up the fact that I think the movie Titanic is about 3hrs too long and hackney, while many people I know think it’s one of the most romantic movies of all time — I know I have to be prepared. After the train wreck of an author behaving badly this past week, it just drives the point home.
I can admit that I’m anxious about reviews. It’s too early for the review sites to get to Light, but with things like Good Reads, I can already see how people are reacting to the book. So far it’s been mostly positive, but I know at any moment someone could post that I should be launched into Deep Space sans suit and my laptop set on fire. I’m not looking forward to that moment (well, maybe a tiny bit in the get-it-out-of-the-way sort of way), but I know I can roll with it.