Some Like It Hot

In the days following New Years Eve, we experienced what can only be described as, typical Australian summer weather.  The temperature was pushing and exceeding 40C (104F) with no relief come sunset.

Many people enjoy this type of weather. Legions of wannabe-bronzed Aussies flock to the beaches.  Well I’m not one of them.

I hate the hot weather. I hate the feeling of melting in my own skin. The heat induced headaches, the lack of brain function and general feeling of lethargy, the inability to sleep and with no hope of relief.

The thing is, there is absolutely nothing we can do to control the weather.  Sure we can resort to coolers, fans and airconditioning. These things do little more than assist us to endure, they do not change the fact that Mother Nature is doing her level best to fry us alive if we step outside.

Having endured the onslaught of heat, the change to somewhat cooler weather was very welcome on my part. It was enduring the hot weather that got me thinking… So many things which happen we have no control over but must endure and bad reviews are one of them.

Reviews can determine if your latest release will sink or swim in shark infested waters. Getting great reviews is always a fantastic feeling. To know that someone greatly enjoyed your hard work and effort. The ‘high’ of a good review can be ridden for days and sometimes weeks. But what about when you get a bad review?

To me it seems bad reviews are like hot weather – an event to be endured. Let’s face it, not everyone who reads your work is going to like it and some will dislike it enough to shout it from the rooftops. The consolation is, even if they didn’t like it, at least they read. So turn on the aircon, get to work on the next project.

 

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About Bek Harrington

Writer, author, vampire fan and historical enthusiast. You'll often find me crusing the internet under the guise of my alter ego, 3000 year old vampire "Bektamun"

Posted on 05/01/2012, in Rant & Rave and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Happy New Year!

    Just wanted to drop a line to say “hi” :) We are having a very, very hot summer as well. Our heatwave seem to be going on and on and on.

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