I am thrilled when one of my books gets a review, and of course I prefer favorable reviews.
But want to know my real joy?
When an author writes I did a good job.
That, to me, is like a chef telling another chef, “Damn! That’s tasty!” or a musician telling another musician “Beautiful playing, that!” or a boxer telling another boxer, “You got me good, I got to keep my guard up more.”
Now let’s go over the top: An author who’s impressed you in some way, shape, or form telling others, “Damn, this is a good read!”
It truly means a lot.