Just as I’m beginning to be discouraged, I get a little whiff of hope. So many books are written and published today, and then they languish forgotten on the imaginary shelves of Amazon’s Kindle bookstore. I have no real reason to believe SECRETS OF THE LOTUS won’t be one of those books. Remember Disney’s Chicken Little wishing on a star? “Come on. All I need is a chance!” I know I’m not the only writer out there that feels that way.
This week has been a week of mixed emotions in my writing life. From a rejection by an agent to being absolutely blown away by the reception my little Free Fiction page received (thanks in large part to a grassroots effort by a couple of my friends to spread the word, but still), I’ve been pretty well torn on how to feel about whether to even keep on keeping on. I’ve certainly got plenty of other things to spend my time on.
Then, out of the blue, I find a tweet (I’ve just started Twittering) about SECRETS. It got five hearts from Romance Book Scene! How awesome is that? Want to check it out? Here you go: Romance Book Scene Reviews SECRETS OF THE LOTUS. The author, Roni, who I swear I don’t know, calls my book, among other things a “sweet love story” and a “very nicely written contemporary romance”.
Maybe my writing career isn’t a hopeless loss, after all.