December 25th, 2017
Wishing all my friends and readers a safe and joyous Christmas
I’ve written three novels. All three have received awards, and I’m extremely proud and humbled of those awards. But do awards mean anything to my readers?
There are millions of books on the market. What makes a book appeal to you? How do you know what to choose? I’ve been told word of mouth is the best way to find a good book. Does that work? I want to know how to make my books stand out and appeal to readers.
Contrary to the popular belief that writing a book will make one famous and rich, many writers will tell you that it is easier to win the lottery than to become a successful sensation in the book world. So, why do I write?
I write fiction. Fiction allows me to go on journeys that are not available to me in any other way. I can time travel, as I did in Never Waste Tears. I can find out who Julie really is, as I did in The Rocking Horse. I can help Nicki become stronger, as I did in Hush Girl. My characters become real to me.
I’m honored when I receive an award for my writing. Someone took a journey with me and liked it enough to give my writing merit. But does an award make a difference when someone is choosing one book out of the millions that are on the market today?
Please give me your thoughts and comments. When you take time to give me your opinion, it brightens my day and encourages me to go on another journey into the unknown.