You know how you always hear about these overnight success stories and it makes you really frustrated? Oh maybe that’s just me. Anyway, when you slave over a novel for a couple years, you start to think it will never happen. That’s when this post on Bookends Blog comes in really handy. Firstly, hearing about Paige Shelton’s struggles made me feel so much more normal for having my own. Secondly, her humor comes through in her writing and makes you want to read more by her. Thirdly, her series sound pretty interesting and I am excited to check it out. So win-win-win situation. Uplifting blog, great style, and a new author to read. I went on amazon to order the book here. Can’t wait to read it.
The one great thing about being an author is all the research I have to do. Luckily, I love mysteries. Reading how others wrap up a scene or craft dialogue really helps me to figure out how to write my own. Sometimes I am in awe of how cleverly some transitions are done. I dog ear the page so I can go back and analyze how the writer got me from point a to q without me even realizing it.
On the same vein, I just finished the fifth Madelyn Alt Bewitching Mysteries book No Rest For The Wiccan and I have to say I’m really into the series. She drew me in with her characters. With each book you can see the progression they are making in their lives. It’s a fun read and very well written. Half the time I don’t even notice how good the writing is because I am so busy flipping the pages to find out what happens next.