Thursday, May 19, 2016

Five Star Review: Whoo hoo!

My first review for Dragons & Magic is five stars! I am so very excited about this. Especially since my first input that came in about the book about a year ago was from a reviewer that couldn't even finish the book and insisted that I needed to rewrite the book entirely because the form I wrote it in served to hinder it and not help it. So with those two words "Great read" my spirits were greatly lifted. It is good to know that someone out there appreciates all the hard work, dedication, and heart and soul that I put into my novels. It made my heart sing when I saw that last night. I'm so happy and so excited.

You can't have rainbows without a bit of rain, but I'm glad that the sunshine has returned to me. It feels as if it's been gone too long. I'm getting acceptances for my poetry now, too, and so it seems that dark spell is dispelled for a while and I hope it continues (to be completely honest). Thank you all for your kind words, encouragement, reviews, and sharing of my posts. It all means so much more to me than any of you could realize.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tired & Frustrated

I'm not going to lie and say that this is a cake walk. It isn't. It clearly isn't a journey for the faint of heart, I'll tell you that. I'm tired and I'm frustrated and quite frankly right now I'm sick of being told no and getting nasty reviews. It's one thing for someone to not like your work, but another entirely to stop you from doing your dream and for me that will always be: writing. Among other things this is the strongest dream I have right now. No one will take that from me.

Sure, it would be easy to walk away. It would be easy to say never again, but I would never be able to live with myself. The Magic Series needs me, all these stories I have yet to write need me, all these poems and essays and short stories need me. But right now more than anything I'm sick of begging for reviews, being told no, and not knowing when the third book of my Magic Series will be out. I think it's the lack of reviews that have my editor concerned. I think the fact that the first book in my Magic series is halved into two positive and two negative reviews may be deterring readers from purchasing the first and second book of my series.

I work a forty hour a week job on top of this that I hate and I'm just so frustrated with everything right now. I just want something to go right and everything seems to be going wrong. So, please, if you have a kind word for me or a review to impart please do so. I feel like taking up scorpion petting at the moment.