Emerge Unstoppable in 2011!

Emerge Unstoppable in 2011! That's my mission this year. Join me as I blog about life during divorce, raising a three year old, and the fight to live one's dream of being a writer, a graphic designer, a prayerfully a success at it all.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I'm Joining the Follow Friday Blog Hop!

This week’s question:
Inspired by the spectacular melt down of Jacqueline Howett on Big Al’s Book Blog, how do you deal with a bad review?

I, like Nicole Chase (today's featured author), have not yet been published. There is a part of me that feels like my first bad review will tear me to shreds, break my heart and lead me to never write again. I say that, but I got some good advice from friend and author C.L. Wilson back in March. She pointed out reviews that had been posted for Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, classics we all must adore just on principle, and they were horrible, painful, lacking in respect. She also shared the one fabulous review where a reader admitted that Cheryl changed her life. So, as a person who always (and I'm sayin' - ALWAYS) sees the glass as half full, I will hang on to the one great review and ignore the rest. I will handle it with grace as best I can. I want to keep going and hopefully someday change another person's life too.

Now it's your turn to join The Hop!

The rules
1) Follow this blog.
2) Click the quill photo and follow Elizabeth Sharp, the originator of this hop.
3) Follow the featured author of the week, Nichole Chase
4) Copy the image code found there and paste it in your blog. Add your name to the link at the bottom of the post while you are there.
5) Copy and paste the rules in your blog, as well as this week’s question.
6) Answer the question
7) Follow, follow, follow. This is about networking, people, making connections with people in your community. So talk to us. We don't bite!
8) If someone stops by, says hi and follows you, the polite thing to do is follow back.
9) Comment here and introduce yourself and you just might find a new follower or two.

Join the fun. Until next week I remain Unstoppable.


  1. Good advice, Lindy! I am blog hopping with you today, but the linky tool on Elizabeth's site doesn't seem to be working. Hopefully she will get that fixed soon - otherwise no one will be able to find us! :-(

  2. Hey Lindy = I'm following and saying hello from the same linky as you guys. Still not working ;(. I'm finding you from the comments, but not everyone comments.

    You have a good attitude to reviews. Like you I@m not quite there yet but would try to learn from it, (after a sufficient time a tears)and hold my head up! ;D

    I too am an as yet unpublished author. This side of reviews is easier - though getting critiques can be winding! They are also fabulously educational. If everyone ALWAYS liked my work, I'd be suspicious but also ignorant. Strange, I answered the question better here than I did on my post? MMM! Might have to amend that. ;D

    I can be found at wordsinsync.blogspot.com

    Shah .X

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I live in Georgia too. I love the fact that your friend pointed out negative reviews of works that are normally considered to be the greatest of the great. I am sure that seeing the authors that we respect getting bad reviews would help put things in perspective!

  4. That is a great idea! I like that hang on to the good and let the others fall away.

  5. Hi! Coming through with the blog hop. I love your spirit! Your blog has a great vibe to it. I'll definitely be back!

    Hope you'll stop by to see mine when you get a chance. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Gabrielle Bisset

  6. Exactly! Life's too short to get hung up on a bunch of nonsense. Spend that energy writing your next draft rather than chewing out people for having their own opinions.

  7. Good evening Follow Friday Friends (bet you didn't think you could get another "f" word in there did ya?). Forgive my Friday night cop out but I just finished a long day of work and wanted to say, "Thank you" for following my journey. I'm happy to have you along. I think I've followed everyone in return, but if for some bizarre reason I missed you, please drop me a line. I don't want to miss a thing! Have a great weekend.

  8. Newest follower here via the Friday blog hop. I am a new contemporary romance writer and a reader of almost everything! Hope you stop by and check out my blog.