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Reviews, Guests, and a Prophet

rosewhand2-800x674We see such division in the world these days, but when I’m online with my blogging friends and fellow authors, I feel unity. I’ve received much kindness and help from many in these communities and want to give back in at least some small way.

So, I plan to have guest posts once a month. It’s my intention to make this a safe place for people to talk about what they’re up to, share about their work and get to know one another. This is not just for authors, but also for those who would like to meet more bloggers.

In the meantime, here’s what I’m up to. I finally hit double digits on reviews at Amazon and received my 10th for Whit’s End. I also have 7 reviews on Goodreads. A total of 17 is not too bad for a debut novel. I’m forever grateful to those of you who took a chance on reading my book and the time to review it. If you haven’t read it yet, you can click HERE or on the book cover on the right to check it out.

I’ve been struggling with writing my next novel. It’s a very complicated story line quite unlike Whit’s End. Although, sun2015b-800x639wmvery much like it in the way of telling the story from two different perspectives, with characters who are experiencing a similar situation. It’s about a 20th century prophet named Joshua and two of his followers. Each follower has a different take on Joshua’s message, and it will be up to the reader whose perspective they like better. It’s very difficult navigating a fictional prophet’s message without sounding preachy. It’s really a story about the characters who receive Joshua’s message.

I posted the prologue here a long time ago. I have edited it a million times over since then, so it’s merely a first draft. Once I finish the novel, I’m really going to need some beta readers to let me know if it sounds too preachy. Maybe someone who reads this might be interested in beta reading for me, but it won’t be for a long time yet. I’ve got a labyrinth of plot line to work through yet.

Next week I’ll be spot-lighting my first guest and look forward to introducing them. Hope to see you then.

12 thoughts on “Reviews, Guests, and a Prophet”

  1. Congratulations on the reviews Lori. Your new novel sounds very intriguing, I know that struggle of how to get where you want to be with a story – sometimes it seems you never will, but it will happen 🙂

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  2. Glad to know that you’re writing another novel. This one sounds challenging. There are so many writing tools to help plot and help with character voice. If you need some direction, let me know. 🙂

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  3. Congratulations on your reviews, Lori! That’s great news. I’m trying to get through my list of books to read and review. I finished up one last night and I’ve got one more before yours. I’m excited to read Whit’s End.

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  4. Congratulations on the reviews Lori. I’m at least a year behind you, but I’ve been learning (from the sidelines) about the crucial importance of reviews. Sorry it’s taken me awhile, but I’ve added Whit’s End to my Kindle and look forward to sending out a review when I’m finished.

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    1. Gabe, how nice of you to add my book to your Kindle. I didn’t expect any men to be interested.The men in my writer’s critique group would get mad at my female characters. Heh. They don’t always threat their men too well, but then, their husbands aren’t always treating them to well either. So, that’s why their marriages are a mess.

      Speaking of being behind, I’m really behind on this second novel. Good luck with yours. I look forward to hearing about it.

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