Warlocks Angels and Warriors by Luciana Correa
Month: April 2016
Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 4/26/2016 part 2
The Amber Isle by Ashley Capes
I really enjoyed this book too. I love adventure and mystery and a great place to let my imagination go wild. This book did that for me. It caught me right from the beginning! * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* 5/5
Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 4/26/2016 part 1
The Weatherman by Laurie Axinn Gienapp
This book was great. This was an exciting read for me! I loved it! The characters were likable and it has a very unique story line. I loved the surprise at the end! *I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* 5/5
path on bridge…
I always love pictures that offer lots of depth.
Day 78 of 90: #Routine #ASMSG #IARTG #IAN1 #SupportIndieAuthors #Inspiration
Routine is something I’ve talked about a lot, but only indirectly. As the son of a military man, my father was a Master Sergeant, I think routine came built into my life. It’s interesting when I look at the world around me, and I find so many people that lack the basic structures I have lived with all my life. It’s even better when I turn it on myself, and recognize my lack of organization, which could be holding me back from greatness.
A routine can really help you, and you may already have one whether you know it or not. You have a job, a place of work that you have to be at specified times. It becomes a force of habit to go to work, knowing that at the end of the time you’ll be compensated in a way that allows you to support yourself. This is routine.
However, if you look at your life outside of your job, how much routine do you have? I never really asked myself this question until I hurt my back. Before I was injured, I realized the routine I had fallen into was one that didn’t fit me. My health suffered because of this. I had things I had to do, people I had to see, places I wanted to go, but I didn’t have structure to do it. It was hiddly piddly, only as I thought of it. But I wasn’t compelled enough to change it yet.
Once I hurt my back, these things became much more regimented, and yet at the same time I found myself with even less structure. I still suffered for this, my moods were wild, I had swings in temperament. It wasn’t until I started adding structure to my life that things started to make sense in my head.
When I started planning ahead, and finding the path I wanted to take things started to fall into place. When I started considering the consequences of my actions, and knowing how the outcomes would affect other people, other people started to consider how their actions affected me. I started to think of what I wanted and where I wanted to be. And then I started writing. One word at a time my friends, that’s how our stories are built!
Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 4/25/2016 part 3
I know I could not live without the internet. What would you do without the internet? This book is very interesting and unique. I did enjoy seeing what this author thought things will be like. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* 4/5
Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 4/25/2016 part 2
Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother by Segilola Salami
What I beautiful cover of the book! I love it! This book was wonderful too. This book to me tells about a mothers love. I think this is wonderful that this author translated this book for me to enjoy. I feel blessed! * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* 5/5
Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 4/25/2016 part 1
This book was back in the 1900s. I was not sure at first if I would like it because sometimes I don’t like books far back in different eras. But I am glad I gave this book a chance. I loved the characters and the story and the mystery of it all! I’ m not much into Historical fiction but I enjoyed this book! * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* 4/5
Day 77 of 90: Getting close to the end!
I received a new 5-star review last night. The kind of review that makes me feel like all the struggles of writing are worth the fight. I love hearing back from people who have read my books, even if they hated it, but a great 5-star review makes it all worthwhile.
We authors often focus on our reviews, for better or worse, and I am as guilty as anyone else when it comes to getting feedback on my books. Sometimes it’s the only feedback we receive. Like someone else’s opinion matters more than my own, even though the only opinion I control is my own.
I have spent entirely too much time at my computer, searching for the elusive book bloggers. The ones willing to lay down the honesty with a thickness. It’s amazing how many different opinions there are on just this one book.
One reviewer will praise me on the depth of my characters in such a short book while the next says they’re one dimensional. Another reviewer will say the ending was distasteful while three or four others say it was beautifully executed.
I’m writing this morning to say remain true to you and your story. You can never please everyone, and you’ll only run yourself ragged trying to do so. Instead, please yourself. The rest will follow or ignore at their own discretion, the only person you can control is yourself. Trying to control anyone else will only lead you to bouts of heartburn. Instead, focus on putting your best foot forward, and making sure your story stays entertaining to you.
A good piece from an awesome guy
Owen is one of the great authors on our SupportIndieAuthors board, and he has written a wonderful piece I want to share with you all.