There are milestones as an author. The first review is one of them. I woke up this morning to an email from one of the blogs I’ve emailed review copies. IndieReader.com has posted a review of my book. Did I make the cut? After months of work, here is the verdict.
“IR Verdict: Those who like their supernatural tales to be brooding and complex will not enjoy this story. However, readers seeking a relaxing and funny escape will enjoy NEVER MARRY A WARLOCK.”
–IndieReader Review December 26, 2013
It’s been rated 3 1/2 stars. It goes on to say that there is a promise of more tales with a sitcom quality to it. I so appreciate the honest feedback this review has given me. I am taking it all to heart to bring about the world that I envision. Let’s say, Vegas is turning out to be one heck of a playground for my witchy characters.
As far as the twist to the ending, I have to share my writing process here. I was writing the ending; thinking it was going to go one direction. Turns out the characters took over and wrote the ending. I literally turned into a spider on the wall. It was an amazing writing moment when you bond with your characters and they start to write the story. In the moment, bam. Something you didn’t expect, and the result is amazing.
I promise my readers that the second novelette is developing nicely, with lots of adventures in Vegas. There is an underground world of witches that is fun to build. Plus, something I love about Vegas. It is the town where anything is possible. I’ve scheduled with my editor, and it should release in May 2014.
Meanwhile celebrate with me in the first review. It’s been a long road, but it is wonderful to see this success before the close of 2013. I am looking forward to working on projects to make all my readers want more in 2014. *Raises chocolate raspberry port* Here’s to you, my reader. To a new year of promises and surprises from all of my characters. From my brain to yours. *wink*
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Congratulations! I just celebrated a writing milestone–having completed my first novel. Lots yet to do to get it published. But looking forward to the next milestone. It’s good we celebrate along the way. It is a long process.