Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Making the Switch is Difficult
I'm going to try not to bore you today with my dribble and troubles. I'm finding that making the switch from blogger/reviewer to author extremely hard. Most of the time, I'm met with laughter, patronizing comments and then just being ignored. Don't feel too bad for me. According to a reviewer that I know that made the switch, its harder than I thought it would be.
Many people view me as a reviewer and that's what they like to see. Not me as an author. But I beg to differ on that. Reviewing is a form of writing. My reviews are generally over 300 words and I have to say everything that I liked or didn't like in a book without spoilers. Its not as easy as it sounds. In fact sometimes to just plain old hard to write a concise, well thought review. Tim's post the other day was brilliant about reviewing.
When I blog at Sweet N Sexy Divas that is also a form of writing. As most people here can tell you, thinking of your once a month post can be a challenge. What is the topic about? Do I just promo this month? Share personal things? Review a book? Writing comes in all forms, not just a book.
The ugly truth that I'm finding out is that I'm not one of the "cool" people hurts. I didn't set out to become one of the "cool" people when I decided to write but it hurts none the less. Shoot, I'd like to not be laughed out for a day. Trying to build my name up as an author is hard. I've been turned down by more blog sites like Sweet N Sexy Divas in the last week that I have lost track of the sites that I applied for to blog. Plus, I won't even get into my troubles with finding a CP or even a beta reader for the stuff I'm working on now. Again, its the patronizing and pat on the head that makes me want to scream. I had a frustration breakdown about two weeks ago in front of my husband. He's first reaction, he wanted to beat everyone up but then when I tried to explain everything, he just hugged me and told me that everything would work out in time. I haven't cried that hard in a long time.
I have attached my cover so you can see that yes, Virginia, its real. I wrote a book and it releases in December. I'm very proud of the "little book that could". Its a short, spicy story about a couple that meet at a bar. If I said anymore, I would spoil it.
Marika Weber w/a Harlie Williams