Lindsay Buroker has a post on her blog about this very thing.
As I don't have any reviews as yet (oy!), I can only say what I think I would do, knowing how emotional I can get at times.
I wouldn't comment on a review at all. Let me hedge a little: I might comment on the very first review I receive if it's positive. Otherwise, I'm not going to bother, and I'll just forge ahead with my writing no matter what.
Does everyone remember that poor soul who decided to have a popular review blog (set up by a reader who is strictly a reader) review her book...and then exploded at the way the review turned out? I read the post and all the comments, and to tell you the truth, the reviewer was exceptionally gentle in his review. I then read a sample of the book...my. The poor dear. I think that with a little more writing knowledge under her belt, she'd be a good writer.
But I digress. This is what I'm afraid I might do; having a bad day due to something or other, and I take it out on the reviewer. And then I'd get depressed about my writing, and I'd have to go thru all that angsty crap again. (You know: "Am I any good?" "My writing sucks." "I'm never going to write again.")
So...what would you do? Is this something you'd do, or is it something you've done? What did you say?
Like Lindsay, I'm curious as to what others would do/are doing.
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