All writers, but especially new ones, live for good reviews that tell the world to, “Come on over and have a look.” I know as a reader I don’t always want to spend the time to write a review, even if I’ve enjoyed the book. I get that. Life is busy.
That means that every review that does get posted represents a whole bunch of people who felt the same way, but had the kettle boiling, a baby with a dirty diaper or their boss staring down her nose at them… or some other life pressing issue that prevented them from writing one. So two new reviews is a really big deal to me.
Thank you Lynn and Barbara and my other fourteen reviewers. Your words are golden to me.
A Wild and Mysterious Blog Reader
On Monday I posted a Mistake story and had an unusual experience. One reader looked through all my posts. And I do mean all. Years of the stuff. My stats went through the roof, but I could tell it was just one reader looking through the archives. Interesting. Were they one of my mysterious downloaders? Who knows. They left no comment behind, no explanation, no trace. I do know they live in the U.S.
I should feel honored by their interest, but it feels a bit like they went through my underwear drawer. The anonymity of SM communication gets to me at times.
My New Schedule
This is the first week I’ve tried my new blogging schedule (i.e., Monday Mistake, Wednesday Research Trivia and Friday from my Writer’s Loft… and I threw in a reblogged review post on Thursday because it happened). It takes time to write all these posts, but I find I’m really warmed up when I get back to my WIP (work in progress). My stats have been good. Time will tell if there is sufficient interest in these topics and whether it will flow over to my books.
Cover Reveal coming soon…
Nina French has created another stunning cover for the Mata Hari Series. This one is for the fourth title, Lovin’ Danger, a novella. I’ll do a cover reveal in my June Newsletter and set up a pre-order button on Amazon shortly after that.
Or at least that’s what it feels like. I’m always looking for new information about writing craft, publishing and marketing. Author J.C. McKenzie sent me a link to an awesome website by Kas Thomas called Author Zone.
About Jo-Ann Carson
Where magic happens …
Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries.
A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance.
A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire.
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