Fact per Mike Wonch: It ain’t a good review unless I throw a tantrum and CRY
Do you love to review?
Do you correct the spelling when you see 'washe me' written on a dusty car?
Do you find yourself reviewing the backs of cereal boxes? Is your family becoming worried about your behavior?
Do you edit the newspaper as you’re reading? Have you ever sent a review to the publisher? Did you want to, but manage to
JPS gave this great quote and he gave me permission to post it.
"What we as writers really want is usually a combination of what we say: ("I want honest comments, ("tell me what I am doing wrong, I want to learn")
and what we feel: ("This is a great story, I spent hours writing it and I love it, it is my baby and I want everyone to tell me how brilliant it is.")
This is rather hard for the reviewers to deliver, especially when they are also writers and know of this dilemma."
"Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever."
~ George Orwell
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then this is the place for you! You have the malady known as Reviewers Addiction Syndrome. There is no known cure, but there is good news. At Reviewers Anonymous you will find the relief you seek.
Discussion is welcome, encouraged, fun, and it relieves stress. We also learn useful stuff.