Saturday, April 18, 2015

Don't judge a book by its cover

Sage advice, but when do we ever follow it.

I'm learning first-hand how wrong I was to judge others for a belief I thought was silly. But these health issues afflicting me have proven that there was truth to what I thought was simply a fad health food craze. Now, I know there's a reason for it.

I'm learning not to judge, lest the judgment be passed onto me. In other words, what goes around, comes around. And I'm now paying for that and will for the rest of my life with a restricted diet. No more cakes and ice cream or pie the way I remember. No more going out to eat carefree of the dangers lurking in our food supply. Now, any food can be a threat to my health--mental and physical.

You can't see the affliction, but my body says it's there and lets me know something fierce. I am adjusting but am in a trial-and-error stage.

We do judge books by their covers. Ask any reader what caught their attention on a book they had never known about previously.

We also judge people, but that is wrong. I've always tried not to, but it is in our nature and I am as guilty as anyone. However, I'm learning and I can only hope others learn before it's too late for them.

Now, I must live with the difficulties of my penance.

Friday, April 3, 2015

First Official Newsletter (and more)

The first official newsletter for my announcements went out today to my mailing list. You can see it here. I'm happy with how it turned out. You can also use the link to sign up directly to the email list. As you can see (if you click the link and view the short email), this was the announcement of the preorder of Awakening being available at major ebook retailers.

The release date is schedule to be June 28, 2015. You can now purchase from Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and others. The links can be found at my website also.

Also, if you think something is different about the cover, it is. It had a couple small tweaks made. I like it much better. It's amazing how a title treatment can make a huge difference. (Now to fix the template for the rest of the series to come.)

If you would like to read the ebook before it is released, I'm looking for reviewers. Email me if you're interested and willing to write a review.

Somewhat related to writing is something else I feel like I need to say. I've been worrying myself into a frenzy about writing what I thought readers wanted that I started having panic attacks. I lost all confidence and let it overwhelm me. You'll be glad to know that I've found the help I need and am on my way back to "normal". There is another reason that this debilitating, invisible disease took its worst on me (it's been an awful week), but I think I found the solution to that. I can only do so much and need to quit worrying! I'm going to write what I want when I want. I'm sorry to those who might not like that I delay something they wanted, but I have to do what's best for my health.

Thank you to those who have expressed your support.