Recently I posted my thoughts on authors-as-reviewers over at the QueryTracker Blog. I had been sending out heaps of emails seeking reviews for my second novel and it occured to me-- should I be reviewing other books, too?
Maybe you find yourself wondering the same thing. Stop by the QTB and see if you are of a like mind.
QueryTracker Blog: Should Authors Be Reviewers?
For every story, there is a review. Sometimes, there are many reviews. Sometimes, the reviews remain unwritten.
And that is the tragedy, isn't it? The unwritten review.
Reviews are nature's way of validating an author's efforts. Whenever a review is written, an author is assured, once more, that their work has been read. Has been processed by the mind of another person. Has been mulled about in another's thoughts.
An author is assured that, through their story, they've connected to another human being.
Does that sound melodramatic? It should…and it shouldn't.
Read this article and many others at the QueryTracker Blog