Dear Amazon, WTF????

Jennie Reads

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I’m on the naughty reviewer list.

I have posted about 250 reviews on Amazon over the last 8 years; products that I have bought and books that I have read.

Over the last 6 months I have had a few reviews for books by Indie Authors removed.  I broke a guideline without realizing it.  I had the gall to review a book my husband had already read and reviewed.  It seems that Amazon does not believe that I could have a different opinion than my husband.  That I would be biased because my husband had read the same book!  And since I tried to review the same book, my husband would also be biased as his review was removed too.

I have since read the complete Guidelines from Amazon several times and am very careful to follow them.

But, last week an indie author contacted me through my blog and…

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I never considered the possibility that posting about the occasions when my writing journey hasn’t gone quite the way it’s supposed to (and occasionally when it’s gone totally tits up) could be a good thing. I’ll have to try and remember this, it’s some great advice.

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Writing is not easy. If you have ever found yourself forcing out a few words, whilst listening to a crowd of negative voices in your head or staring miserably at 1567 glorious words you wrote yesterday, which now read like utter drivel, you will understand.

Social media doesn’t help. There are days when it feels like everyone else has the perfect writing life. They’ve exceeded their daily word count targets, planned a wonderful book marketing campaign, made contact with an interested agent and taken over every form of social media known to mankind…all before lunch.

You, on the other hand have not written anything since you woke up because you can’t find your favourite pen, the coffee machine is on the blink, you are still nursing an eight-day cold and the kids are running riot.

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