Dosterra’s First Review

My serial novel Dosterra has received it’s first review from Fiona’s Book Blog. First, I would like to say that I think Fiona’s Book Blog is a great resource to readers and writers alike. It is all too common today for reviews to be dishonest, or simply not helpful. This blog is one that provides the honest opinion of it’s author, providing useful information to potential readers and real feedback to writers.

This is apparent in the review of Dosterra, which based on chapters 0ne-six was given 3.5/5 stars. Now my ego of course would prefer something more like 5/5. However, as I have discussed before, I am learning to write a novel. Key word learning. It’s not perfect, and I need people to tell me how it is not perfect if I’m going to improve. This review points out that it took me a couple of chapters to find my feet with Dosterra. I’d love to go back in time and fix it, but since the science in my story does not (yet) exist in real life, that is not an option.

The best I can do is learn and move forward. Reviewers like Fiona’s Book Blog can help me do that. 🙂


3 comments on “Dosterra’s First Review

  1. Congrats! 3.5 is still a good review. Hoping to get there. How do you like JukePop? Never heard of it before.


    • estak says:

      Thanks 🙂
      JukePop is a site– fairly new, I think still technically in the beta phase–that allows authors to publish novels by chapter at pretty much their own pace (1 per month being the recommended minimum) authors send in the first chapter-ish for consideration and if approved by JukePop the author takes it from there. I like it so far mainly because it is a good impetus to keep my writing moving forward. It also has features for readers to comment and vote for stories they like. If you’re interested I recommend reading the FAQ and about pages. They’re also really great if you email them directly with questions:


  2. nannyf says:

    Thank you for including my link, and also for the comments. I’m glad you understand why I gave it 3.5 stars. I did say on the review that it was based on what I have read so far. The review will change as more is written. I am very impressed with your work so far. Must be very hard learning to write, as you said, in the public eye so to speak. Most authors being out finished books, you are doing it in stages and asking for opinions as you are going. Takes guts to do that. Well done.


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