I have taken a rather long hiatus from my blogging. I guess it's because as one ages, your brain can only handle so much at a time, and I decided way back at the end of last year, to once again enter my fledgling novel into the Amazon contest. I worked hard for a month or two giving the novel what I thought was a pretty thorough edit. As well, I came up with a new name for it.
It all started out fairly well as I passed through the "pitch" part of the contest and progressed to the quarter finals. My Amazon Vine Reviewer reviews were pretty favorable and I felt wonderful. Maybe this time I was going to be discovered.
But on the fateful day the Publisher's Weekly reviews came out, mine was horrible. In spite of several writing instructors and even one literary agent telling me that my book was a compelling read, this fellow absolutely hated everything about it. For awhile I was devastated. But then I started checking those of authors like Ken Follett and Diana Gabaldon and they all have some terrible reviews amongst the good ones. I guess it goes with the territory and one just must develop a tough hide. I wonder if it's a little late in life for that.
Never mind. Some day I'll publish that book. But right at the moment, I'm not holding my breath.