My latest reviewer slammed “Sold Out” and gave it one star. And I have the honor of being the first book the person has never finished. (Now THAT’S an accomplishment!!!)
Get knocked down seven times, get up eight. : )
And in all seriousness, a review like this two or three years ago would have killed me. Absolutely crushed and devastated me.
I’m so glad so many of you have complimented my works and given me the kind of confidence that allows me to just smile at such a review.
(DO NOT COMMENT or vote down this review, please! In my opinion, the reader is always right, and he actually wrote the review in a witty way — attacking the fact that I write super-short paragraphs! BTW, that’s something I’ll never change, but it’s not for everybody. Kudos to him for taking the time to leave a review, and bringing some heat on it! Love it!)
And seriously, it’s nothing, guys. At least in this point in my career. I’m not looking for sympathy or anything. Matter of fact, I had four reviews today and this was the only negative one. (The three others were on “Mexican Heat.”)
I guess we all have to remember that you won’t make it anywhere in life without getting punched in the face a few times.
And as I love to remind myself, “The only thing worse than being talked about is NOT being talked about.”
Hope everyone is having a great weekend and thanks again for all that you all have done for me. You motivate the shit out of me and I hope I never let you down.
Oh, and I’m 1/3 of the way through the next Nick Woods book!!! Hope to have it done in about three months. (As a reminder, Nick Woods and the men of Shield, Safeguard, and Shelter are in Afghanistan in this book, taking down the leader of a terror movement that threatens to destabilize the entire country. Nick is being Nick. I’m cramming in a ton of action — in short chapters and graphs! And there might even be another woman.)
Keep the faith,
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
About me: I’m a full-time, action-fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years writing every day in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing for email alerts — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.