Winter’s got us in its grips and since I’m stuck in the house – more or less – I’m working on characters. I’m spending time re-evaluating the characters I’m writing, and I’m looking at review comments. Some authors don’t read their reviews. I try to. You are the people I’m writing for and if I’m not making a connection with you something needs to change.
I consider what you say and look for weaknesses in my story and character development I could avoid in future works. I write characters with flaws and behaviors that sometime annoy readers. I like to build characters who could be real and I often use traits of people I know in that process. That is my style.
Ultimately when I write “the end,” I think I’ve done my best to deliver something you’re going to love. I can’t please everyone. I have to believe in my talent and be true to the story.
Some reviews hurt. Some make me smile. Remember that when you’re writing the review. There is a real person behind that work. Be fair, balanced and truthful. Can’t ask for more than that.
I’m hope you’re living in a place much warmer than me. And if you need something to while away the long winter, please check out my books. There’s a variety of straight, gay, BDSM, menage, poly, women’s fiction and new adult. Some scorching hot and others less so. I hope you find something you like.
Thanks for being a friend and a fan.