Are you excessively sensitive to criticsm? I don’t know that ADD or ADHD makes us extra sensitive, but maybe it does – our self esteem can be pretty fragile.
I’ve had two negative reviews so far. I’ve been told that negative reviews are better than no reviews at all, and obviously I should just accept them and keep my mouth shut, but they are painful. So-
One guy just totally missed the point, which I, as author, have to take responsibility for. He thought the chapter on keys was about how to find your keys, when it was meant to be about how to use strategies, with the keys as an example. How did I fail to make this clear? There were other things he didn’t like – self centered for one. And I did make it self centered, hoping that would make for more interesting reading than the typical generic case example. Not for him, tho. So, we are all different, and not everyone will like the book.
The other guy liked the content, but found the writing style so simple that it bored him so much he could hardly read it. And I did try to make it simple, endeavoring to eschew the egregious utilization of inordinately elaborate vocabulary while furthermore evading locution involving abundant plethora of words and garrulous redundancy or profound pronouncements and overly elaborate phrasings which conceivably could entangle the readership and obfuscate, erudite though I presume you are.
So every one is unique, and what works for me may not work for you. You need the books and the strategies that work for unique you.
ah, the slings and arrows