This is my first attempt at my very own personal blog. I belong to several other blogs but I don't own them. This one is mine and I can post my thoughts, hints, and struggle as I embark on life as an Indie Author.
It's always the same story no matter where I go. We all want more readers. Duh! Why else would we write if not to share our stories with other like minded people? Yes, we want you to pick up our book and not put it down until you're finished. That is happening less and less today. One of the reasons is there are SO many books to chose from.
Years ago we walked down the aisle of the bookstore, found a great cover and flipped the book over and read the blurb. If time permitted, we'd open the book and read a few pages. The decision to buy or not buy was easy. Those days are long gone. Now we look at sales, Facebook, Twitter, Reviews, and word of mouth. Still, when I go to Sam's or Target I always walk by and look at the books lining the shelves. Old habits die hard for a gal who fell in love with reading long before becoming a writer.
Here is a picture of my latest book, OUT OF THE NIGHT. It will be available to purchase in a few days. While it's the third of a series it has received excellent reviews and readers tell me I've managed to keep up the intensity I've strived for. Still, I have to wait to see how my baby does. I will say, Tony is one of my favorite characters because he came to me completely whole. I didn't have to change a thing. Unlike Mac, (First story in the Falcon Series, OUT OF THE DARK) who I had to wad up and stash in a drawer until he learned to behave. LOL! Yes, they're real to me.
Review from Fresh Fiction: "OUT OF THE SHADOWS STARTS OUT ON THE RUN AND JUST KEEPS GOING AT THAT SAME TEMPO TO THE VERY END. THE DEPTH OF THE ACTION IS UNBELIEVABLE, SO REALISTIC, IT IS SCARY. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THE NEXT BOOK IN THIS SERIES."
Writers want to hear if they are hitting the mark. Are they wanting to read the kind of stories you write? Are they engaged? How do the characters come across and why buy the next one. Very often as writers we sit alone in a room and struggle to get every word just right, deepen every emotion and make the characters come to life. When that happens, we've succeeded.
I'd love to hear from readers and writers. Also, if we receive twenty comments, I'm picking a name to win a copy of OUT OF THE SHADOWS.
Catch ya all later!