I've been watching the reviews come in for Maid for Martin and for Surprise Engagement. It can be fun and frustrating at the same time. A part of you wants to answer all of them but most authors will tell you that it's not a good thing. They say if you answer to a bad review that you look petty, and if you answer to a good review you like like you're patting yourself on the back. What's an author to do?
Most of the time I read them, and try to learn from them. I do appreciate all reviews. I know I'm not going to please everyone. I try to write what I feel God is leading me to write, and then I try to write the story the way I enjoy reading one. I like a good romance, a bit of the chase and I always like a happy ending. For my mystery I like some detective work, and I enjoy tossing in some real life situations. I pray before I write, and do my best to follow the pattern I feel God is laying out before me.
Thanks to all of you that take the time to leave a review, good or bad. I always enjoy learning from reviews. No one is perfect and I know things are going to get over looked, that's life. I pay for editing every time, and with each book I learn more and more. I do appreciate those readers that keep coming back for more. I've been writing since I was 8 years old and it is my most favorite past time. Thanks for taking a part in my dream of being an author. I hope you enjoy reading every page as much as I enjoy writing them.
Thanks for checking back in with me again. I wanted to give you some numbers on the free days for Maid for Martin. This time I give away 3265 free downloads. It's pretty good numbers for a book being free for the third time. I hope readers enjoy it.
I know that we have a lot of readers out there that can gobble up lots of books in a month and it's good to offer books free now and then. I hope you got a chance to download Maid for Martin, and if you're just joining us. I write under Samantha Lovern for Clean Romance and Samantha Fury for Christian Mystery romance. In a future post I'll explain why the two different names.
Today, I managed to only get one chapter finished today, on Mending Fences, and I really wanted to get two written, but today was laundry day and the day to mow the grass. It was beautiful weather and Jack and Max were our lounging in this fall weather. I hope that you all are enjoying the posts, and come back again when you can.
Duplicate post from Samantha Fury blog
Wow how can it be August all ready. The time goes by so quickly it's not funny. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was taking down my Christmas tree and the snow was flying and here we are closing in on fall again.
Today was the second day of my free days with Maid for Martin and I had some good numbers. I have given away a lot of novels today. I gave away a couple in Brazil, Germany, Spain, and a few other countries. It still amazes me that I am gaining readers in places in such far away places. I will give a total count in a few days, and I'm so thankful for any of you that have shared that Maid for Martin is free with your friends. Tomorrow is the last day so be sure and grab a copy.
I managed to get in a little writing today, and finished two more chapters to Mending Fences. I received another great review for Surprise Engagement and went to the store and bought a chocolate cake I can't wait to bake it.
I hope that you all had great day, and feel free to comment or ask a question. I'm burning the midnight oil tonight and Jack is looking pretty tired so we'll be singing off and you guys have a blessed night!