I just had one of those “no way” experiences. Silly, I know… but this is what happened.
The review ARCs went out, and as I mentioned a few weeks ago, people are contacting J.Taylor publishing to ask to do interviews/ book reviews/ or otherwise host the website.
Someone contacted them and asked to do an excerpt from the Anthology. The story that they asked for was Last Winter Red.
How exciting is that? Most of the people are asking for multiple authors, but this person was interested in my story in particular.
What a rush…
Now I have to go and do an intelligent sounding interview with her.
Hmmmm… intelligent? How about moderately sane and able to spell. That I can do.
Errr.. hmmm. The spelling might be a problem too… [**GACK**]
Have you ever gotten all giggly about a reaction when someone read your story?
When the editor of Cricket Magazine personally wrote to me accepting my teen short story “Emerging from Darkness” for the Oct. 2012 issue, I ran around the house screaming. I couldn’t believe it.
Many congratulations, Jennifer, on your upcoming publications and interviews. It couldn’t have happened to a better writer. ~Victoria Marie Lees
Thanks so much Victoria. Congrats on the articles too. Awesomeness.
Great result! I’m very proud 🙂 All that hard work is paying off!
I asked a friend to review my usage of Italian phrases. She’s not a romance reader, but she loved my characters and the way I kept twisting the story. She even read excerpts to her man. I wonder if it was the naughty bits. Enjoy the good reviews, Jennifer. You deserve every one of them.
Thanks so much Joan and good luck with your naughty romance! 🙂
They must have heard what a great story it was! You should feel proud. 🙂
I am. So exciting !
Congrats! This is definitely worthy of a case of the warm fuzzies!
It makes me feel goofy. Ya know?
Good for you Jen and yes! I get excited just to know that people have actually read my book. 🙂
Yeah, I think I will be too, but it’s better if I know they liked it . 🙂
Of course it is, but you can’t force people to write reviews or give you feedback. 🙂
Yeah. THat’s ture. THere are a lot of authors out there that have great sales, but no feedback or reviews (or few) It’s odd.
Makes me feel like all the hours of painful revision were worth it after all. I’m looking forward to reading your story and Jenny’s when this thing finally goes public. Congrats!
Yes, I actually had someone read my short that will appear in the same antho and she gave it a great review. It made me feel all gooey inside. Congrats, dear. You deserve it.
Yay! I can believe that. Yours totally rocks!
Congratulations!!! Most deserved that is for sure!
Oh, congrats. That’s got to be awesome. The closest I’ve had so far (and I saved and cherish this) was an email from one of my test readers on a short story that started out “Holy Crap Julie! I couldn’t put this one down.” I don’t think I stopped smiling over that the rest of the day. 😀
That’s gotta feel good!
Yeah, it does, every time I read the email. 😀
that’s fantastic! Keep it close to you so whenever you feel down or you feel like your writing is crap, read that e-mail over and over again until it sinks in you have talent and you need to keep going.
Thanks, though I’m not sure the talent thing will ever sink in, since I’m not yet convinced I’m *that* good. I do have the email tucked away as fuel to keep going though. 🙂
If you are not convinced– find out what you need to work on to get you there and learn what you need to know. You can get there!
I think chronic self-esteem problems are the largest part. It’s never been in me to admit I might be good at something, though I do admit that I might be able to make a go of this writing thing. That’s not to say there’s nothing to learn. There’s always something, always more, but I seem to have a good grasp on things at this point. I’m working on the rest. :p