Tuesday 22 March 2016

Feeling A Little Discouraged...

I rated my own book on Goodreads as much as I didn't want to. It is just that every time I go on the page for Catching Fox the top two reviews are from haters that of course got the most likes so they stay at the top taunting me. It is a bit of a kick-in-the-guts every time I go on that page to check on things. I wish I could comment and clarify some important elements of the story they seemed to have missed. I know not everyone is going to like it but still some reviews are a little harsh.
I am working on my romantic suspense series now. My plan is to publish this and see if I can tip the scales and perhaps find more people that enjoy my writing than those who like to pick it apart. It will be a test to see if this is really what I should be investing all my time into. It's not that I would give up my love of writing but I may decide to go back to writing for myself. I just really need a few more people in my corner so I know who I am fighting for. Otherwise I am just left doubting myself and wondering why I am putting myself through this.

Here is my review I recently left on Goodreads.com for my most recent release...

Catching FoxCatching Fox by Aimee McNeil
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't normally leave reviews for my own books because I feel weird rating my own work. Obviously it is close to my heart if I invested all the time and energy it took to create this story but every time I visit this page it makes me sad to see that the top reviews are so negative. I could be wrong but the reviewers seem to have a bit of a chip on their shoulder. I wish I could please everyone but I have found this to be impossible. I just don't want some readers who could love this story as much as I do turned away because of these reviews that are the first thing they see.
This was posted recently by a reader who grasped perfectly what this story was meant to be...
"I love this story! It is the kind of love that all of us romantics dream about, love at first glance when we are 6 yrs old. The kind of love that fits like a glove and is as warm and comfortable as an old flannel shirt, but turns hot as hell with one longing look! Yeah ..... don't we all wish for that kind of love? You have got to read this book! By Amazon Reviewer
I hope you decide to give it a chance and it finds a special place in your heart. Thank you so much!

Monday 21 March 2016

Have you been wondering where I've been? I have been finding it hard to get much done lately. My son's have been off for March break. They have two weeks off for their school so my days have been busy. I tried to put a do not disturb sign on my computer to get some work done but my family just thinks its funny and continues to ask me to do things. No free time for me.
My goal was to have book #2 of my Distortion series done by the middle of April so I have to start picking up the pace for it to happen. I will hopefully have something exciting to share with you soon...

Friday 4 March 2016

A Sneak Peak At My First Newsletter

I know you are all dying to know what my newsletter is all about. haha
BUT for those of you who are not sure...I thought I'd share the first edition with you so you can see if it is something you'd like to sign up for. My first newsletter was an introduction to myself for those who do not know me. My plan is to let subscribers be the first to know about what's in the works, giveaways, and have access to special bonus material when the time comes! Also I plan to be sharing and discussing fun topics. My goal is to impress you ;)
Take a look at my first newsletter if you are curious...http://eepurl.com/bR-6Jf

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