Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bad Review

I received an interesting email today that had a link to a book review that somebody had posted on their blog.  The book review was not a good one, yet it wasn't that bad either.  I couldn't believe what I read in the comments under the blog.  The Author of the book that was reviewed, bashed the reviewer.

Did she not understand what he wrote?  Even if she didn't understand what he wrote, the way that she acted on the Internet, was downright unprofessional.  And she shows other Author's... aspiring and otherwise... how NOT to act at all when receiving a not so stellar review.  

It doesn't matter what your profession - Sales clerk, hair dresser, receptionist... Anybody who speaks that way to customers, potential customers, and in some cases, even co-workers; would lose their jobs on the spot.  Everybody should remember... your customers (no matter what profession you're in); they ARE your paychecks.

For an indie Author, even an Author with a major publishing house, this Author's responses to the review was extremely unprofessional.

Click Review to read what was said...


I started this blog knowing that I had a lot on my plate yet still thinking that I'd be able to keep up with it.  Baby sitting a 3 year old who's all go all the time, doctors appointments for my husband's back, working on my nano project (which I was able to complete but it's a complete mess and needs lots of work), and then tweaking the ideas from my nano project to make it to a readable book at some point.  Although I'm far from that point, it will get done!


Between my favorite authors coming out with their newest books, facebook, and everything else going on... I've been a little distracted when it comes to actual writing (hardly if anything getting written).  However, I'm actually excited about what I've come up with, within the last month or so.  

Two types of vampires... one that's supposed to be extinct, the other still living (or dead), Royalty, a  unique main character who may or may not pose a threat to those living dead...   A forbidden romance, possible love triangle.  

Those are just some vague details... now it's just a matter of getting rid of the distractions and getting the pen to the paper.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

50,000 words in 30 days...

50,000 words or more in 30 days, the entire month of November.  A complete manuscript in just a month.  Possible?  Impossible?  Who knows but it sounds both scary and exciting at the same time.  Nanowrimo, aka  National Novel Writing Month.  I came across the site from a friends facebook.  After checking it out, seeing what it was about and looking through the FAQsection, I said what the hell and signed up for it.

I've had 3 idea's for books I want to write but any motivation I have had, the internet or something else has been a distraction.  So why sign up for Nanowrimo?  Encouragement, motivation, chance to meet other's that love to write, actually getting a book written in a months time.  It might not be a great work of art, but it's a start.  So what's the worst that could happen?  I not finish?  Or maybe I finish and it takes a year or longer to edit and polish up before I can send it to an agent or publisher?  Either way, it'll be a great experience and I find myself growing more excited and scared as each day draws closer to the start of Nov. 1.

For those that have an idea for a book, or just love to write... go check out how Nanowrimo works and then join the site.