So, so sorry about Benji, Lauren!! Sending hugs and all sorts of good thoughts.
Congrats, Lauren! Eleven books is incredible, and I love what I have read! I published with a small press years ago, and have no idea how that compares to self-pubbing. I was thrilled at the time, but, as months went by, much less so--for any number of reasons I won't go into here. I did the facebook ads and also wrote on a website my daughter created for me which eventually got over 1600 followers. I let that go when a big time editor told me online presence isn't a consideration with any agent he knows. Huh (???) Not sure that's true but I was tired of it by then. Anyway! Please keep us apprised on your adventure! It's a learning curve, and the more I can learn the better off I'll be. And best of luck to you! I know you'll do fabulously well!
Good news! Glad to hear all went well, and heres to feeling better soon! ~ Cathy
Sol, you could delete This Is Us as well - I was one of the moderators. It didn't take off as hoped
So sorry to hear this! Take care, Alan, and try to hang in there
Hello, Louo Lou! I'm still here! Well, as much as is possible, lol. My first novel here was published as well, and I've since written another that I have high hopes for. Working on my third on site - and yes, years go by!
Oh yes, surely there's a connection! When Dovey wears crimson, people unfailingly remark on her appearance - her grandmother, in fact, tells her it's cheap and flashy, (so it's got to be good.) Rose is a calmer, shade but it does look lovely with her complexion. Dovey is a vain little thing, but I like her, lol
Hi K! Lol, you're right, it might help to think. I've been spending my free time playing solitaire on-line like a total weirdo. A month ago, I didn't even know how.
I think it helps not to feel things.
Okay, Reverend Pennington not only knows how to ride a horse, but is also very knowledgeable about horses, having worked the stables at Franklin Park as a teenager.
Dovey's favorite color is red, because red is the color of love, and she intends to find her prince at the first possible moment. He'll need to be handsome, intelligent, and worthy of her, of course, and that won't be easy.
I don't know why it's so hard to get back to actual writing. Probably an extended time away isn't a good thing. Working on it, lol - thanks!
Hello All! A quick note to let anyone who I review know I'll likely be off for a bit. We have some overwhelming health crises going on within my family, and I find -- to my horror -- that I can't even think about reading, much less writing, anything at all right now. I hope that comes back to me. Thanks for understanding! ~ Cathy
Bisi!! Hello! And a huge CONGRATS on your gorgeous novel!
Oh my! Sending prayers your way - feel better soon!!
Huh! My novel is there as well, and it's officially been out of print since 2018.
Thanks for sharing this, Dags. So very sad. Keeping Janet and her family in my prayers.
Oh wow! A huge congrats. Ben! So happy for you!!
I've always written because I didn't know how not to. I don't really have a memory of not being embroiled in one story or another--safe to say, it makes me happy, and that has always felt like reason enough. (Publishing is, as they say, an different kettle of fish! Holy hell, what a nightmare! That little journey has whittled away a bit at my happiness.) But seriously, writing, for me, has always been my safe spot, my unwinding place, and so, I never felt as though I needed motivation (probably, as my hobbies go, this one has reward more in the actual doing than in the results?) And confidence is something I've picked up, piece by piece, just by getting my work out there, getting feedback, and paying attention. Every time I think I've learned all I need, something else comes along and I'll realize how much that tip, or suggestion, could improve my work. Hence TNBW! This place is the best.
Love them all, but especially the first two!
So awesome!! Yaaaaaayyy! Congrats, Ben!
Agreed! Take care of yourself first! We'll be here! ~ Cathy
Oh no! Just saw this! Hope you feel better soon, and don't worry about reviews
Yes, agree with CJ. The first sentence sets up Romano's pov, since he is the one hearing and second-guessing - given that, I didn't have any trouble following.
Yes, I remember Bisi and still have her on facebook. Such an awesome writer, and a wonderful person, she so deserves to hit it big! Go Bisi!
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