I was reviewed by the lovely and talented Debbie De Louise. It was released last Friday. Instead of posting it here I will send you to the link where it was posted. That will give my readers a chance to check out another author. The questions were fun to answer and I been getting some nice feedback from those who have read it.
I have an addiction. In fact it started early on as I was growing up. It has continued to grow within me. To make it worse I married someone who has the same addiction.
My husband and I love books. We love going to used book store and scoring the deals and also books we been looking for. In fact one of our moving trips from one home to another involved a U-haul van that had only books in it.
The shame of it all. But we are shameless. One of our problems is we rarely give the books away. I did purge about 110 books years ago by getting rid of 95% of my James Patterson books to a battered women’s shelter in town. I have donated a bit to the local libraries. I have placed some on my book swap site online.
I alone have nine bookcases. Six of which are large-sized. And while that might seem a lot it does not come close to my husband and his own bookcases. We are addicted. Again we are shameless about it.
It doesn’t help that companies have asked me, and yes I have accepted, to review for them meaning free books for Sharon and hubby.
It’s a disease. It is. I don’t try anymore to explain it to non readers. There is no point. Either you get it or you don’t. Either you love it or you run away from it.
This is my addiction. I might need to purge some more to make room for the others I am more than sure to bring into the house.
But this an addiction that we are glad we have.
Being an avid sport fan in a number of sports can be: amazing, frustrating, exhilarating, maddening, sad, fun, incredible and so much more.
But do you stop rooting for your time when they do poorly? Ahem, bandwagon fan. Do you continue to watch the games and root, root, root for the home team? I am the later. My teams since 2000 have done amazingly well. Prior to 2000 two of them did amazingly well. But the others were bottom of the barrel, trying your all but failing kind of games. My football team had one and two win seasons which was hard. But I stuck by them. I stuck by all of them. Because to me that is what a true fan is.
Being an author is the same mentality. You will have ups and downs. You will have periods of incredible highs and periods of incredible lows. Do you stop or do you continue? Do you keep at it knowing that with a bit of time, okay a hell of a lot of time, hard work things will start to look up? I know I do.
It is not easy. Just like sports you have to put in the time and effort to get to the end game whatever your endgame is as an author. If you are going to be a bandwagon kind of author than you shouldn’t be too surprised at the end results.
But if you want more than do it like your teams do it and the fans of the team. Give it your best. Put in the work and time. Do it. Because at the end of the day regardless how it ends you can at least say you gave it your all.