I've been looking for this quote for a while so I could see the exact wording. Finally, I located it.
For your pleasure this morning, here's what Danielle Steele had to say about reviews. There is much truth in the following statement so you might want to stitch it on a sampler and hang it above your computer.
"A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it."
I was thinking about this when I read a book recently by someone who is one of my favorite authors. The book just fell flat.
No one sets out to write a bad book. Somehow, sometimes, the elements just don't come together.