Flossy Thomas

 

So, I have only had people say really good things about my book, but I finally got my first 1 star review on amazon and let me tell you it was a doozy. My husband’s response was, “What can we find out about this lady? Let’s hunt her down.” I laughed at him. Love that he is on my side. But honestly, it felt fine to have someone say something besides good about it. You can’t improve with out criticism, RIGHT? (Now don’t everyone rush to give my book a bad rating, for the sake of helping me grow.) My issue is that she didn’t really offer much to help. No comments about plot, or story, or characters. The main thing she complained about was editing, fair, it’s in the process of being reedited by my publisher as we speak. She also comments on my research, which is a non-issue to me because I’m fully confident in that vein. But my point is, I have found a place in me that I didn’t know existed. I’m not upset. I always thought I would be, but I’m not. I’m grateful that I understand where I deserve criticism and where I don’t and how I deal with both as an author. So thank you Flossy Thomas. Thank you.

 

Winter titles that will keep you warm

Here is a non-Christmas Winter Round-up that left me feeling entertained but made me feel the chill of the weather.  Most are set in the snowy months but all are wonderful in their own way. Enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate, and a blazing harth, go … [Continue reading]

Books That Will Keep You Warm This Fall

    I wanted to do a round-up with all different kinds of book genre's in it, but what would be the perimeters?  After much deliberation I give you a small list of titles that are: snuggle up on the couch, get obsessed for a … [Continue reading]

6 Dystopian Series You Should Read To The End

So I have a major issue with Dystopian stories. I figure if you are going to destroy the majority of the human race you had better have a great and scientifically sound reason it happened. I assume that anyone venturing to develop a dystopian story … [Continue reading]

just trying to see if this thing is working….

Hello, can you hear me? Here is a quote from my book BLOOD OF THE GODS         As I come up to a sharp curve, which I maneuver in a familiar manner, an electrifyingly brilliant bolt of lightning strikes the road not a hundred feet in front of … [Continue reading]

Submissions Are Open!

Big News! Click here to submit your work to Big World Network!  If you want to be a part of our eBook and audio book network, submit your best work!   … [Continue reading]

TIME…..

Oh the difference time can make. I am always surprised by how true this is, especially in writing. I have so many times written something I considered perfect and let it sit for a few months. When I come back I can feel that excitement in my belly, … [Continue reading]

WHY CAN’T I WRITE???

I am just going to come out and say it. I am in a holding pattern. I have lost sight of the dream. I have lost sight of my self. I HATE  the stories inside my head that will not leave me alone and yet will not come out in a way others of my craft … [Continue reading]

BETA READERS/friends (that are not your mom)

So, it takes a village to edit a book. Well at least one of my books. So they are not a hot mess per se; I have no problem getting from the first page to the last page plot-wise (I can do it with my eyes closed) what I can’t do AT ALL is edit. … [Continue reading]

Epic Fantasy that is FIERCE!!

I love me some Epic Fantasy. Like seriously. It was my first real love (of the books I myself have read). I think a few things that make Epic Fantasy really work for me are: the coming of age story with the cool mentor guy, and the hard-sodded life … [Continue reading]