I will always be honest with you. You are my readers, fans, friends, and family. There’s no benefit in only sharing the really great moments. In any journey, there will be ups and there will be downs.

Advice: Don’t look at Goodreads early on a Monday morning. Ever. Make it a personal law. Just don’t.

I haven’t gotten anything in the way of reviews or ratings on Goodreads in weeks. Today, I looked, and there were 3 new ones. One of them was a 1-star. Two of them are 3 stars.

At least there was no text telling me how awful I am. I knew writing this latest book that some would take issue with my character’s decisions. It was a chance I had to take. She is flawed. She makes bad decisions. If I wrote a book that followed all tropes and logic, I’d get hate for that too. It’s a catch-22 and I took a chance on being different.

It got me down, I won’t lie. Fully transparency, I think we all get down a bit after you see a 1-star review. It’s ok, I’ll keep my chin up and keeping moving ahead.

What’s got you up or down on this Monday morning?