Wednesday, July 6, 2016

IWSG - The Nicest Thing That's Been Said About My Writing

Hi, writer friends! It's July! Fireworks, beach and popsicle time! One of my books came out yesterday! My birthday is next week! It's definitely one of my favorite months :)

For this month's IWSG post, there is now a question you can answer if you want, which is: What's the nicest thing anyone has ever said about your writing?



Well, two from recent book reviews spring to mind. The first is a review of Martinis with the Devil, and the person said:

"I just love the story line and the characters to pieces, to death, to the end of the world, whatever..... man I wish it never ended and just went on forever."

And then a very recent review of Whiskey and Angelfire, which came out yesterday (three snippets from one review):

"I am completely in love with this series. Earlier this year, I read both the prequel novella and the first book in a frenzy of insomnia and emotions and I've been dying a little ever since then because I needed to know what happened with these characters and this world...." and "This group is so great because it feels like you fell right in the middle of a family and you can't help but love them all and want to make sure they're happy." and "I'm seriously considering selling my soul to Lucifer so I can read the next book right now..."

So, that's all INCREDIBLY flattering and I'm SO happy people are loving the book. On the flip side of that though, you get bad reviews... so I guess that's my insecure thing for the month. Whenever you release a new book, you want everyone to love it, or at least most people. So, as these first few reviews start coming, there's a lot of nail biting going on for me :)

How about you? How's your month going?

Don't forget to visit the other IWSG posts, and of course our lovely host Alex Cavanaugh! (I nearly made a corny joke there about our lovely host Alex Trebek) (I'm probably not the first to go there).

TTFN!


29 comments:

  1. LOL! Way to go. You've got people making deals with the devil on your behalf. Now that's epic...and so wrong. ;)

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    1. Ha, thanks. Kind of goes with the theme of the book :)

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    2. Yeah, I know, it just sounds funny, eh?

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  2. Those are awesome reviews! Woot! It's always nice when someone publicly announces their love of your story...and their willingness to sell their soul. ;)

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  3. Tell her you're writing more so she doesn't sell her soul! She needs that.
    Great reviews.

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    1. Hey, Zyan doesn't have her soul and she gets along fine :)

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  4. You have some clever reviews to look back on and smile. That's fantastic! Although, I'm not sure I'd want to be responsible for selling of souls hehehe

    Take care,

    Elsie

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  5. Nice reviews. Great compliments. I'd be psyched.
    Happy IWSG Day
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  6. Nice reviews. Great compliments. I'd be psyched.
    Happy IWSG Day
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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  7. WOW! What an awesome week for you!! Happy Birthday! Those reviews should go a long way in helping others get interested :-) Cheers!

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  8. WOW! What an awesome week for you!! Happy Birthday! Those reviews should go a long way in helping others get interested :-) Cheers!

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  9. Those are very wonderful words of inspiration to receive from readers. And those words can be quite the boost when you have to deal with the not-so-good reviews.

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    1. It's true, it does make the not-good reviews better :)

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  10. What wonderful reviews of your novels! Those are definitely the things that keep writers writing. :)

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  11. Hi Alexia, we share a birthday month. I too loved Martinis with the Devil to bits, I fell in love with the characters and the story. Its one of my favourite Urban Fantasy stories.

    Rachna Chhabria
    Co-host IWSG
    Rachna's Scriptorium

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    1. Oh, yay for July birthdays!! So glad you loved Martinis :)

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  12. Just hold onto your complimentary reviews and keep them as encouragement!
    Happy Writing!

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  13. Everything in life is that way; some ups, some downs, lots of limbo. Savor those good reviews and just know you are doing great as an author. Can't please everyone :)

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  14. Wow! If you are in the market for a persons soul, I guess you are all set. Those were indeed some remarkable compliments.

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  15. Woohoo... those are incredible review comments... Very well deserved. You're super talented:)

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  16. Those were great reviews! I don't look forward to the day I get bad reviews. It's a scary inevitability.

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  17. Fantastic reviews! I hope you'll have a great birthday.

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  18. I love this! Wonderful compliments! I think as writers we get accustom to rejections and criticism. But we should be more comfortable with praise!

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