Reblogged from Ned Hayes Writing:
...But “I worked hard on this” doesn’t exempt you from criticism. Those harsh reviews aren’t about anyone being out to get me. It’s not an Authors vs. Reviewers thing. It’s people taking the time to express their opinions because they care about this stuff...

—author Jim C. Hines

Source: http://www.jimchines.com/2013/09/us-vs-them-vs-grow-the-hell-up