Recently I hired an editor to read my manuscript and give me feedback. She'd read one or two chapters, provide comments, then e-mail me.
She just finished my 300 page/13 chapter book, and guess how many positive things she had to say about it? Zero! Zip! Nada! Zilch!
Before you send a lynch mob to this woman's home, keep in mind that someof her comments were accurate, and I will be taking some of her advice. However, I don't believe my book is garbage. I find it unbelievable that in all those pages, there wasn't any good writing, and yet that's what she more or less said.
I want your comments. I want you to tell me if you've had a similar experience, and even better, if your book went on to be published despite the negative feedback you'd received.