Hi everyone, I know the blog has been a little neglected lately and I am sorry. I have had a frantic Christmas and then of course my daughter’s wedding early January (pics in the next post). I also had some thinking to do over New Year and while I didn’t make any resolutions, I did come to some decisions.
I like writing my books, my way.
I read a review of The Power of the Bite yesterday and it almost made me rethink my decision to publish The Artist and His Alpha. Apparently the story was good, but predictable and cliched. I can understand someone saying that, but after I got over the whole maudlin thing of “no one likes my books” I decided that was one of the things I like about my books. The story lines are all different, but the outcomes are all the same. I don’t have a problem with that – give me a good old fashioned HEA any day of the week. So I will continue to write the books that speak to my soul, regardless of any negative reviews.
I want to get better at writing my books.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I do want to improve my writing and the first steps have already been taken. Thank you so much for all of you who volunteered for beta reading duties. My newest book, The Artist and His Alpha has been gone over in great detail by eight amazing ladies who gave up their time, and were honest in their comments and suggestions for changes. It was an awesome experience and hopefully they will all be on board when I start sending them my chapters for my next Cloverleah Pack book next week. Thanks to these lovely ladies, you shouldn’t be thrown out of the story by wrong word usage, and grammatical mistakes.
I will do my best to get books out when I say I will.
I have learned my lesson about saying I will put a book out, and then not getting it done. What can I say? Life happens, and one of the key reasons why I self publish is so that I don’t have to worry too much about deadlines. But please, my lovely readers, unless I specify a date, then just assume that I am working as fast as I can to meet any tentative deadlines I might give. For example – The Artist and His Alpha will be available on Amazon on Feb 3rd, 2016. That is a definite, because I started the publishing process for that today and it should show up as a pre-order sometime tomorrow. My book on Tobias (I am rethinking the title) will be out in about six weeks – see the difference?
Life is to short to worry about the little stuff, and it’s all little stuff.
Yes, I know I borrowed that line from somewhere, although I can’t remember where. But the point is clear. I have so much to be grateful for – healthy adult children, the fact that I can write every day, and wonderful readers who have become such good friends over the past year or so. So my goal for this year is to write more books, meet more friends and in those two things I will have more life. Although, if you happen to know of someone, who looks a little bit like the delicious man below, and he’s single and looking – then let me know.