Cristy Burne

Science writer, children's author, editor

First review is up!

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The first review of Takeshita Demons is up on Amazon. It’s utterly terrifying to think that people who aren’t my mother or my editor or a select panel of competition judges are reading something I have written. For the first time my fiction is Out There and Public and Fair Game. Yikes.

I don’t know how celebrities do it. I would find it way too stressful to see myself in a zillion magazines and have to wear a disguise when leaving the house, and then have to wake up every morning and wonder: Did they spot me yesterday? What are they saying about me today?

Luckily, I’m not a celebrity and I’m not in any magazines (yet! ;-)). Even so, it’s scary. I know that not everyone will like what I’ve written and sometimes that will be because they don’t enjoy children’s books, period. Other times I guess it will be because they just don’t like what I’ve written. Yikes. I’m certainly feeling very vulnerable. Nevertheless, my plan is as follows:

I hope I survive this first book. I like calling myself a writer and I love creating characters and stories. Hopefully my skin is thick enough to breeze over any bad reviews and be boosted by good reviews (thanks bubblefish777).

Hopefully I can be bull-headed enough to Keep Calm and Carry On. And super-hopefully, kids will love reading Takeshita Demons and it will encourage even reluctant readers to get their nose into a good book!

Now, where did I leave my dark glasses and moustache?

Author: cristyburne

Author: http://www.cristyburne.com

5 thoughts on “First review is up!

  1. Thanks everyone!! I’m pretty excited 🙂 But still horribly scared. Funny. Like being on a roller coaster 🙂

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  2. Nice review. That reviewer seems pretty active too, 235 reviews.

    It’s brilliant to hear you doing so well hope the house hunting is getting done and Fergus is doing alright.

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  3. Isn’t it a strange moment? I was hyper-ventilating when I read mine. But what a great review! Well done!

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  4. CJ – Stoked!! What a review from bubble777 (or whatever it was!). Congrats! SO proud of you…does uk amzon deliver to Oz…lots love
    Me

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  5. Hey Cristy,

    That is too awesome! Congratulations and all the best in trying to remain calm.

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