Wintry Beach

Yesterday we went off to Freeport, Maine (home of L. L. Bean) to do some exploring. Ended up going to the beach, even though the temperature was about 10 degrees (below zero with the wind chill). Actually, we had a really good time. Nothing like sliding around on ice at the beach. 🙂

In other news, I now have two reviews of my story posted on Amazon. Reviews by complete strangers, might I add. (Meaning none of you have yet to post anything.) Of course, for some reason, getting a review by a complete stranger seems much more valid to me. I mean, it’s one thing to have someone who knows you say nice things about your writing, but these are people who don’t know me at all, and they don’t have to worry about my feelings if I don’t like what they say. And yet they still said nice things. So that’s something, I suppose. But then again, since I don’t know them at all, I have no idea if they have good taste. I mean, maybe they like drinking pickle juice for breakfast, or watching 13 hours of Pokemon each day. My point is, why is it that random reviews sometimes seem to overshadow reviews by people you know and trust? Maybe it’s that element of trust–you know and trust your friends, but because they’re your friends, you’re not entirely sure you can trust them to be honest about your writing. Of course, once I get unfavorable reviews by people I don’t know or trust, I’m sure I’ll come up with all the reasons not to trust them.

I think I’ve used the words “know” and “trust” enough now. I’ll stop.

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