I won't lie, my reading has slipped in the past few weeks. Mostly because I am deep into edits for John O'Brien's new release, writing the fifth book in the Zomblog saga, wrapping up final edits on the sixth book in the DEAD series, Dead: Confrontation, edits on Mark Tufo's upcoming release just beginning, edits for Chantal Boudreau's next book in her Fervor series (one of the most under-rated series ever...trust me, you should read these books), and listening to the final product on a couple of my books that are coming out on Audible.com very soon, and my daughter just having moved in (not to mention her new 9 week old Border Collie puppy).
But it seems that reviews have almost completely fallen by the wayside lately. I have only written a few in the past couple of months. And my own books have not seen new reviews in a while. Most disappointing is the lack of reviews for the new book in my That Ghoul Ava series in comparison to the number of review copies that I gave out. (3 out of almost 100 is pretty bad.)
Now, don't get me wrong, I am not seeking pats on the back or anything of that nature, I prefer honest reviews. Not everybody will like what you do. (Heck, some people will hate it solely based on the fact that it was written by me...but I could give a flyin' monkey's butt about those people anyway.) And the trend is the same on my audible titles. Actually, to date I have yet to see any reviews on Audible.com.
So, here is my question. Where have all the reviewers gone? Or is it just me? Now, I will say that when I put out the call for any of my peers to tell me what they thought, I heard zip. (That stung considering how many of their books have been read and reviewed by yours truly.) So, yeah, as we go into the weekend, I am actually breaking my rule and being kinda cantankerous. I have avoided call outs and climbing up the crazy tree...but, honestly, after a while, you feel like saying "WTF". Next week I will probably be back to my normal cheerful self, but right now...well, I am just not feeling the love.