Sometimes friends read my books and give me a great review. I sometimes wonder if they are giving a biased review because they know me, or if they really think I'm that good.
Many friends will ask me to reciprocate, and I do, but sometimes I just can't give them as good a review as they gave me. I feel horrible about it, but I believe I must be honest. Am I being too tough a critic? Should I be nicer? I feel like if I'm not honest then I lose my credibility as an author.
I have suffered a lot of angst over reviews I give friends. Should I just decline the offer to read their books for review? I have read many books by friends who are wonderful authors, and I love to tell them so.
What to do? What to do? Do other authors feel this way?
Thank you for listening to me, and I hope I get some great comments to help me. I am really in distress.
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.eirelander-publishing.com