The First Reviews Are In 05/01/2012 at 19:41
It took slightly longer than I’d hoped, but the first couple of reviews for Without A Spark are in, and people seem to at least like parts of the book, which is all an author can hope for.
You can see the reviews on Amazon here.
I don’t obsess about reviews the way many authors seem to. Considering how few I get, that’s probably a good thing. Mainly this is because I’m unconvinced that reviews are really that beneficial, in the grand scheme of things. Others think that reviews produce sales, but I think they’ve got it backwards.
In any event, I admit it is kind of nice to know that people enjoy what you’ve written, and this is doubly true of Without A Spark, which was not an easy book for me to write. Mendacities was lighthearted and quirky and fun and fast to write; Without A Spark took much longer, and much more effort. It’s not a particularly long book, but a lot happens in it, and keeping track of everything was something of a challenge.
I think I recounted this elsewhere, but I produced about fifty A5 pages of handwritten notes before and during the writing of Without A Spark, plus ten or so A4 pages of outlines and timelines that I worked from. Even for me, that’s quite a bit.
But, you know what? People seem to enjoy the final result, so it was all worth it.