No Wonder Writers go Crazy

Here are two internet notifications I received within about ten minutes of each other today. The first brought my forehead crashing to the keyboard in despair (I am, after all, trying to write another book), but then the second saved the day. The best lesson? Words matter.

 

First from an Amazon amateur reviewer:

 

1.0 out of 5 stars

 god awfully boring, June 12, 2012

By 

Sparse Grey Hackle (Boulder, Utah) - See all my reviews

 

This review is from: If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska (Kindle Edition)

slow? holy crapping crap glaciers move faster than this broad's story...horrible. I had to put it down it jut kept getting more meaningless.

If sitting at a coffee table with 5 elderly women recounting the most boring parts fo their lives and observations sounds like a good time then you will LOVE this book. Otherwise you'll be bored to tears.

And second, this much more uplifting message from a Facebook fan:

 

So I took "If you lived here, I’d know your name" to my bible study group today. The group is composed mostly of young moms from the local MOPS( mothers of preschoolers) group where I am a mentor mom. I shared the "Domestic goddess" story with them and tied it to the concept for today which was about finding the gifts God has given us as women. It fit so perfectly and they loved it. Thanks again Heather Lende. You touched people today in Mukilteo,WA.

 

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