Some people complain about how indie authors hit up their friends and family to give them five-star reviews…well, last week I gave the Createspace proof for Genesis Earth to my Mom, and today I noticed that she posted a three-star review for the book on Goodreads.
It’s a cute one, though. This is what she said:
Sci-fi is not my genre, but the author is my own son! I read it in 2 days (fast, for me); after page 100, I did not want to put the book down. Had to see what would develop–see the story. I’m hosting the author at home for a few weeks, so it has been fun to discuss his characters, etc. in person. I look forward to more discussion.
I posted this on the Kindle Boards just for laughs, and the guys over there agreed that it’s pretty hilarious. A few of them suggested I rate her cooking! But don’t worry, Mom, I’d give it at least a 3.5.
In all seriousness, my Mom’s actually been really supportive of my writing, and I really appreciate that. She is a tough (if loving) critic, though, so I’m sure she’ll keep me on my toes.
The most hilarious thing about this is that her catchphrase growing up was “suffer!”