Hi. joined this site as of 4-11-12.
I appreciate all kinds of feedback, no details are too small or too simple for me to get something out of. I dont offend easily, so have at it.
Just a heads-up: I'm kind've a slow reader. Given the "you read mine and I'll read yours" mindset here on NBW, I'd hate to give the impression I was snubbing someone because I dont hop-to and give a reciprocal review right away. Thats not my intention. I know how time consuming reviews are and would never expect someone to read something they have no interest in--romance genre included. :) So hopefully you read/review cuz you want to.
My review style: I'm a bare bones, tough love kinda gal. I give you straight facts and personal opinions in a long-winded way and I'm horrible at sugar coating. I step into a review with the assumption that the author (you) is ready to get down to business, especially if a review is requested, so if you've posted work with the assumption it needs no tweaking and you just want to preen your feathers, I'll likey burst your bubble. For some of you, it's just the kind of tough love you're looking for. For others, there's a good chance it's gonna rub you the wrong way. I never set out to discourage anyone's craft--ever. Please dont take my nits personally; I really am trying to help. If your ego bruises easily, politely guide me away from reviewing you and I'll move on.
p.s. Occasionally I post "poetry"; (for some reason it gets the juices flowing). It's strictly an exercise in vocabulary and word play though, because I know nothing about poetry's formal "structure", nor do I care; I'm just having fun. Also, my "poetry" is almost always 'depressing'---but I swear, I'm okay IRL. I just like being dark and dreary sometimes.
Thanks for reading.