I have been doing a lot of thinking this past year. And I’ve come to realize that I write the way I write. I’m never going to be Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter or Nalini Singh. And right about now, I think I’m okay with that.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that my stuff is bad, and I’m not saying that it’s perfect. I know it’s not. I write with thousands of fragment sentences. I don’t just stick with 2 characters, I jump from scene to scene. Some times it will read like it’s a soap opera, and I know this (that’s the way uh-huh, uh-huh, I like it…).
With that being said, I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to. Last year I lost my job, and since then I have been working on anything that crossed my mind. From both High Council and Maxwell Investigations, to Devils and Angel to Norse Gods to Pirates vs Ninjas (My mind is an odd place to be, what can I say?). But one thing that had been getting on my nerves is Dragon’s Awakening.
Dragon’s Awakening was my first novel. When I was finished with it, I barely read it and just published it. That is the biggest mistake a self-published author could make. So after it was gently pointed out to me by my best friends, and then brutally by a couple of reviewers, I took it down. That was in Feb 2010. Since then, I have been reading, re-reading, and trying to edit and rework it. This thing had been driving me crazy, along with the other things I’ve been working on. So yesterday, I was looking at the Kindle platform, and it hit me. If I don’t put it back up, I’m never going to.
So as of this morning, Dragon’s Awakening is live once again. It’s been done to the best of my abilities. And if I still get slammed for it, then oh well. I can be okay with that.
So I hope you all head over to Amazon and check it out! I’ll see you guys later!”