What is a BLAGH post you ask? Well, I am feeling blah today, and this is a blog, so I combine the two words and get blaghhhhhhh. I am not a clever man.
When I posted it, Sci Fi and Scary went and saw it (Cause Goodreads links to Twitter ect) and then had the following to say:
Yea. That happened.
If you are curious I suggest you go read the review on Goodreads.
But this made me worry. Was I too harsh? I mean, I wasn’t that mean in my Banished of Muirwood review, but you could say I was in my Deadlands review. Its a fine line to walk. On one hand, I am a firm believer in writing about my honest feelings and thoughts. I don’t want to sugercoat things or waffle about, but at the same time the author is still a person. And I know enough about being bullied growing up that I don’t want to come off as being a bully or hateful.
Harsh truths still need to said. If a person wants to improve then things that are both good and bad need to be pointed out.
But at the same time, at what point does something become too harsh?
Its something I am congizant about but hadn’t realized I was doing here. I would not change what I wrote (and in fact, the Author thanked me for the the review!) but I was worried.
Here is the email I got from Alexis:
Thanks for the honest review! I just finished reading it.
I appreciate the in-depth analysis and look forward to working through the rough patches in the sequel.
And then she added:
Oh, just an additional note — the HTML on the Amazon review is displaying the full markup for me (they may prevent using HTML tags in Amazon reviews), so you might want to edit it to omit those!
Yea, I forgot about that too haha. At least she wasn’t mad at me.
I am really not even sure where I am going with this. Just blah thoughts for a blah day to make a blagh post.