First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH the moon and back again to everyone who has read, purchased, and downloaded my novel, MAYBE YOU'RE IN LOVE. I am infinity times grateful to all of you for your support (voiced or not). I finally got around to checking reviews for it...

Smashwords: 1 Four Star
Amazon: (BLEH) Mostly 2-stars and 1 stars and one 5-star
Barnes and Noble: 2 5-Star Reviews

The star ratings don't bother me as much as I thought they would, but the scathingly honest comments on the lower ratings get to me. I was in a big rush of excitement to get this particular book out that I overlooked a lot of things in editing it....(See the Amazon Reviews for more).

I understand and fully support what everyone is saying. This is the first book that actually needs an editor...and I agree. (See my pride crumbling there? (^_~)). At least I'm not in a fetal position. I'm not giving up that easily. Writers have flops and not everyone will like what I write. I can deal.

This is why I like writing shorter things. I don't have the patience or time to write and edit another full length book. I'm not out to write anything epic. I just write. After I finished MAYBE YOU'RE IN LOVE, I thought I could start on another novel...So far, I haven't written anything that's spoken to me and given me hope.

In order to refill this void and my creative well, I'm planning on publishing a few one-shot short stories under my pen name Sakura Reyna on Fictionpress. I can get away with writing certain things on there that I can't get away with anywhere else. My fanbase is growing over there, too.

I'll let you know when I publish on the other retailers. It'll be a while, though.

Thank you again for sticking with me. I love being a writer because it's a non-stop learning process.
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Published on July 29, 2013 08:28 • 354 views • Tags: apology, lessons, novels, thoughts, writing
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message 1: by Kevis (last edited Jul 29, 2013 09:26AM) (new)

Kevis Hendrickson Got my copy of your new book, but haven't had a chance to read it yet (I will though!). Glad to see you still soldiering on in spite of the harsh reviews. It's great to hear that you're also using it as fuel to improve your work. As you say, being a writer really is a constant learning process.

message 2: by Kevis (last edited Jul 29, 2013 09:55AM) (new)

Kevis Hendrickson I know you prefer to write short fiction and was actually surprised/impressed when I saw the length of your new book. The only long work I've read from you was Soldier Evolution Revolutionary Girl. So I am interested in seeing what you can do with longer material. As for reporting any distractions, if anything notable pops up, I'll let you know. ;)

message 3: by Kevis (last edited Jul 29, 2013 10:34AM) (new)

Kevis Hendrickson LOL. No worries. The sting of those reviews will wear off soon. Just keep writing and improving and it will all sort itself out. :)

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