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Yesterday Kelly O'Connor McNees gave a presentation for Saturday Writers. Kelly's debut novel, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott is now in paperback.
I loved Little Women when I was younger. Because I was a tomboy, Jo was my favorite character.
I bought a copy for my daughter for Christmas
After the presentation was over, a few of us went out for lunch. It was an opportunity to hear more about Kelly's journey to Publication Land.
One of the funniest tidbits she shared was a reader's "review" that was posted on the internet. They said, "This summer should have stayed lost." She said she laughed about it, thinking the play on the title was humorous.
As writers we have to develop a thick skin. Certainly there is going to be constructive criticism, and most of it we will weigh and ultimately, the suggestions will help shape our work.
But other comments we should just laugh about, shake our heads over, have some chocolate or a margarita and forgeddaboddit.