Monday, January 9, 2017
Hello 2017...The Year of Greatness
Over the last year (actually the last couple years), I put my writing to the side. Why? Maybe it was fear. Maybe it was writer's block. Whatever the reason, I'm happy to say as the new year emerged, so did my love for writing. This is going to be a year of greatness.
I've already put the Whistle Creek Series back on Smashwords (after much needed revisions) and I'm working on revisions for "Bobby Jo" and "Third Time's A Charm". Hopefully those will be back on Smashwords in the next few months. You can download a free sample or purchase the entire novel(s). Here is the link: Savannah Rose's Author Smashwords Profile
For 2017, I'm mapping out what I'd like to accomplish for the year. I know most people do this before the giant ball drops but, like I said earlier, my passion for my writing just finally returned. Along with the books mentioned above, I hope to start on the 10-book series, Cherry Blossom Collection, soon. I will have a new book (sort of new...briefly put a few chapters on Wattpad) published soon, "Sunrise Sisterhood". I'm really excited about this book. Out of all I've written, this has to be my favorite. I'll tell you more about that in another blog.
For those who don't know, the Whistle Creek Series, "Bobby Jo", and "Third Time's A Charm", I wrote several years ago and had listed on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords for all my wonderful readers to enjoy. Unfortunately, someone or someones found it necessary to leave nasty, NASTY reviews. I'm not talking about "the book was poorly written" or "the story line didn't go anywhere", I'm talking vulgar, nasty stuff. So, as much as it pains me to say it, they got to me. I quickly removed all my books and since then have been slowly editing and revising. I'm glad to say that I found my courage and my desire again and I've quickly come to understand that not all people have manners or morals.
I've had a few people ask about my book "Magnolias in Moonlight". Have I finished it? Can they buy it? I'd love to say "yes" but the truth is I've pretty much abandoned the original idea of the book. I do, however, plan to rewrite the story just a little differently. When will that occur, I really can't say at this moment. But I'll keep you all updated.
For my writer friends, have you ever been shaken so bad from a review that you questioned your work? And if so, how did you handle it? Please share your experience.
For my non-writer friends, have you ever given up a hobby because of someone's opinion? If so, were you able to find your love for that hobby again or did you move on to another? Please share your experience.
Author Savannah Rose