View Full Version : First review ever just made me swoon

08-22-2013, 11:59 AM
I've published 2 short stories with an indie publisher from Argentina. Very small print runs and mostly convention sales. We don't have much marketing but it's been wonderful writing for them and working together in the anthologies.

I expected like 3 people to actually read my story (as opposed to reading all the other awesome stories and comics in the anthology). And I expected those 3 people to be all the way in Argentina and to never ever hear from them.

So with this in mind, I was completely unprepared for the fact that we actually got a review! From a little blog called El Tintero de Nicotina (The Nicotine Inkwell :D). A review I can show off like the little conceited leprechaun I am!

So without further ado:


The link is in Spanish, but here is the bit about my story in English:

"The Witch and the Wolf: Irene Adela Flores Vazquez tells us an almost musical story which respects a narrative structure of ancient origin. The repetition of this formula gives an almost ritual character to this sort of story, one for which we all know the ending, yet still want to hear. The characters fulfill their roles with the force of an automaton, but the almost mythical verses could have been recited by Homer or Quevedo before a large audience and would have, without a doubt, been applauded. Very beautiful."

:D I am so ridiculously proud! My first review! And I got compared to Homer, OMG!OMG!OMG!

Siri Kirpal
08-22-2013, 10:06 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Wonderful! If I got a review like that, I'd be glowing for weeks!


Siri Kirpal

08-22-2013, 10:10 PM
:partyguy: Awesomesauce!

08-22-2013, 10:11 PM
Fabulous! Congrats :D

Ari Meermans
08-22-2013, 10:14 PM
How thrilling! Congratulations on the lovely review.

08-22-2013, 10:17 PM
Woot! Congratulations! That's a great feeling that'll last a long time!

08-23-2013, 01:35 AM
What a wonderful compliment. Congratulations!

08-23-2013, 02:18 AM
How exciting! Congrats!

08-23-2013, 03:27 PM




L. Y.
08-24-2013, 10:43 AM

08-29-2013, 08:53 PM
I love that excitement when someone gives you some good feedback :)

09-09-2013, 06:12 PM
CGs on the first review!