2020 Chewing on Reviewing With a Quote From Max Perkins
It is 2020. I have been here (in one form or another) for more than nineteen years.
As I age, I usually do not bother to read what I do not like.
So, if I send you a review, it means I liked what I read.
Please, do not take any negative remoo you get (from anyone) too seriously because if the reviewer could write and make millions off of it, the odds are that they would be doing that instead of nitpicking and finding fault with us.
Length does not always equal quality, when it comes to reviewing. Sometimes it is smarter to get to the point and move along.
Save all the negative, dopey reviews you get and quote them when you are rich and famous. Read them aloud to people. That can be quite satisfying and sometimes hilarious.
Success is the best revenge toward bullies.
Picture them as toothless, rabid jackals, like I do.
Here is a quote from Max Perkins to Ernest Hemingway:
"It would be a pretty thing if the very significance of so original a book should be disregarded because of the howls of a lot of cheap, prurient, moronic yappers."
Max Perkins of Scribner's Publishing House
Back to me.
I am a bull (or Hand) or even a person who likes to read!
Something catches my attention. I will try and let you know what that something is.
I find something to moo about, remark upon, remember, and/or applaud, and I react to it.
I swish the flies off my tail. If I am tHiNg, (a disembodied hand that comes out every autumn) I wave goodbye.
REACTING TO ME AND OTHER REMOOERS IN THE HERD
If any reviewer is nasty, remember it's probably some unhappiness in their pasture and nothing to do with the writing at hand or hoof. Maybe the pitiful rabid jackal has a toothache. It happens sometimes. Feel sorry for them.
Use them in your future writings.
If they do not encourage you as a writer, they have failed as a reviewer.
Uh oh. Here I come now.