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Morgan put his hand up to open the door just as his phone rang. “Please don’t be Greta,” he muttered as he fumbled his phone out of his pocket while pushing the door open.
He sighed at the call display. His wife, Haile. He hadn’t planned on working this late. Again. He promised he’d be home for supper this time. He’d make it this time as well, if she didn’t demand a last-minute errand.
“I’m on my way,” he said.
He cringed. “I’m not late. If I drive the speed limit I’ll make it in time for supper.”
“Parker’s play is tonight.”
“Tonight? No, I put a reminder on my phone. It would have reminded me earlier.”
As if on cue, his phone made the reminder sound. Seriously? Mother of frickin’ for the love of all that is good and holy. Couldn’t forget the holy.
He stopped just outside the building. Not quite under the archways. He sighed. “What time does it start?”
He tapped his toe and weighed his options. “I’ll speed a little. Swing by pick you up. We’ll eat after.”
“We’ll be late.”
“Mt brother is the lead character. We’ll miss the first bit of the play.”
Morgan started off at a run for his car. “I’m on my way.” His feet thumped as he ran down the brick path, past the arches toward the parking lot and freedom.
I’m evolving today.
“Subjectivity is the only possible approach to reviewing. What is a review but an opinion? Those who call for you to be objective are revealing that they have not given the matter a moment’s serious thought. Most times, those calling for objectivity are essentially saying they wish you had written a review that reflected their subjective opinion.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
I am changing the focus of Coming Alive, but didn’t want to lose my writer’s blog.
I know Kirsten Lamb says more than one blog is unnecessary, but when I reveal the new focus of Coming Alive, it will make sense. But I have to get my house ready to put on the market so it will take me some time.
Meanwhile writing, bitching about writing and author promotion is now at, which is here.
It should have been asraidevin.wordpress.com but someone used and deleted it and wordpress has a stupid if you delete no one else can ever have it rule.
Someone emailed me some typo locations yesterday from Second Chance Romance. I cringed as I fixed them. I am so unhapy with it. I have grown so much since I wrote that book. It needs a total overhaul, but i don’t have the time or energy.
I had a long conversation with my husband about it. I wanted to delete Summer Fling, it’s my weakest book.
I’ve read author comments where they say they wish their first book would disappear or it was right to be rejected. I get that. I just don’t know what to do. I stand by the story, just not how it was told.
On the other hand:
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
— Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words)
Making mistakes means I’m doing what people are scared of. And so what if I don’t become rich, most authors do not. The only place I can go is up. I have to go write I had a terrific historical erotic idea. There are not enough of those.
- Having Fun Instead (comingalive.wordpress.com)
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Since Second Chance Romance is distributed to the world minus Amazon via Smashwords for free, Amazon said it was doing a price match.
So, Second Chance is Free on Amazon.
And I have it categorized as Erotica. Therefore, I got 10,000+ downloads yesterday. Another thousand this morning. It was #1 in Erotica, and #17 on the Kindle list.
I can’t check what it is this morning because I’m refusing to look. I’m refusing to look because I don’t know if there are new reviews. I dont’ want to read reviews. I’m more or less happy with the book. I don’t know what others will think of it. I don’t what people will think of it being listed as erotic. There are three or four sex scenes and one of those is anal.
I think that reviews will hurt me, but they do. I take them personally. I am disappointed when people say they don’t like it. And I don’t want to be one of those authors that goes crazy and starts yelling about negative reviews. So I’m not going to look.
It’s been a weird day for me. Summer Fling and Complications over Coffee are up as well. Not huge, like 20 books each, but that’s more than I usually get in a month.
I haven’t seen an uptick on blog traffic either. We will see in the next few weeks what happens.
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