I announced that Kirkus Reviews was kind enough to review The Journals of Bob Drifter. The review is here.
I’ll admit I was terrified to read it. I actually had a friend read it before I did. I understand as a writer sometimes people aren’t going to like your work. But I put an extra emphasis on this first review because it was the first. That being said, I honestly feel this review confirms a lot of what I wanted to do with this book and with my writing. If I’m never more than a writer readers feel created good characters and an engaging story, I think I can live out my days happily.
I feel this is important to remember for me. A writer’s first review should be something special. I would feel the same way (and incredibly more devastated) if the review was negative. I can take this and try to build on it. I hope I take all the information and use it to grow, but I’m sure glad my first review is one like this.