Hello again, I’ve re-joined Goodreads, mainly because as an author I have people who follow my book output, sadly much depleted over the last few years with increased carer duties and the wretched covid, but as the school reports that I used to write said, ‘Could do better!’ I hope to follow my own advice. The main reason I’ve been absent for so long is the dreaded reviews. Like most writer’s, I live in fear of rejection, criticism that is destructive not instructive. But I must pull myself together if I want people to know about my work, ask obvious questions about why I am an author. Writers who chance to read this…I’d love to know YOUR reasons for why you keep going when the odds are stacked against you?