Being an author has been one of the most rewarding, but gut wrenching careers I've ever had. And I homeschool a teenager, so...
We bleed our souls onto our computers, hold our breaths, and
give birth publish our stories. I knew going into it, not everyone would love my books. I took the bad with the good, however, when reviews hit below the belt, when they get personal. That's when I have a problem.
After watching a video about YA authors reading their most negative reviews to the tune of sarcasm, I thought, what great therapy. I decided to do one of my own and afterward I felt a thousand times better.
The one I chose, the reviewer became personal. The reviewer brought my son and homeschooling into it. I wasn't seeking reprieve from honest reviews, I was simply stating in a past blog post that reviewers should be mindful of what they write. Anyone can say anything behind their computers. For anyone (especially a person who doesn't know my family) to instruct me on how to school...well, as us southern belles say, "Bless your heart."
Please excuse my lion king hair.