I was poking around on Amazon and discovered something: A week ago today I received another 5-star review!
You can, of course, read it here.
It’s always nice to feel appreciated, and that the book is well liked. I’m even happier to see that it seems to really … resonate? Resonate seems a good word, we’ll use that. Yeah, it resonates with people. It’s warming to know that the characters are so endearing, or that the story itself is in some way moving or touching.
I’ve seen it said recently (it was a quote from another writer posted to The Indie View’s Facebook page, if I recall correctly) that artists are kind of schizophrenic. At one and the same time we’re incredibly confident and full of pride, and nervous wrecks with absolutely no self-esteem. It seems true — on one hand we feel as though our work ought to be shared with the world, so there’s your pride and ego; on the other hand we’re absolutely convinced (well, most of us, exceptions like Anne Rice exist — I’m not a fan, don’t ask about her books, I’ve never even watched Interview With a Vampire) that our work is awful and that we will be belittled and berated, stopped in the street and spat upon … well, okay, maybe not quite that bad, but some pretty terrible things and emotions do go through our minds and flood out through our mouths. I’ve nearly got myself strangled by close friends I fretted so much ~blush~.
Any of you still waiting to buy the book, Kindle edition is 99¢ right now, and the iBooks version is free.
Oh, and for those waiting on a status report for Ready or Not: Delayed. Editor had some issues with her gall bladder. She’s feeling better now, but some other problems decided to come play “kick ’em while they’re down” with her so she’s still rather out of sorts. Things will hopefully get back on track soon and, with luck, we’ll at least have a release around the 1yr anniversary of Love or Lust … pray for a little luck and we might even manage a new years or Valentine’s release, but I wouldn’t suggest any holding of breath for earlier than Easter.