10 Things an Author Never Wants to Hear

1) From a Friend:

“Wow, that’s excellent! I can’t wait to read your book. Please bring along a copy next time we have coffee.”

2) From an Agent:

“They really liked your book, it just wasn’t the right “fit” for them.”

3) From a Husband/Wife:

“I did read it. I got the draft you sent via email.”

“What was your favourite part?”

“Erm.. the bit where the character died.”

“No character died in the book.”

4) From a Brother/Sister:

“You’ll never make any money out of it, why are you bothering?”

5) From a Reader:

“I absolutely LOVED your book.”

“Do you mind leaving a review online?”

‘“Oh I don’t know how to do that, sorry..”


6) From a Best Friend:

“I loved your first draft.”

“Did you spot anything wrong with it?”

“No its great! You’ll sell looooads of copies,”

7). From an Editor:

“I suggest an entire re-write. Better still, start again.  And change the genre.”

8). From an Amazon Reviewer:

“This book was rubbish” – 1 Star

9) From another Amazon Reviewer:

“I totally freaking loved this book!!” – 2 stars.

10) From yet another Amazon Reviewer:

“ Yadda yadda, yadda… long excellent review... however, this isn’t the genre I normally read.” – 1 Star

If you’re an author and you don’t agree… you’re not an author. 🙂

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