* Progress on my current WIP
* An Issue with a Review Site
* My world
Hey gang! I hope you enjoyed your second month of the new year! It's been amazing- though I'm still angry with The Jetson's for lying about us having flying vehicles, homes in the sky and personal robots- and no, tiny floor cleaners do not apply! But I think iFloor cleaners and iPhones are very close. Especially Siri and Echo and what's the other's item? Oh well. On with the post!
Progress on my current WIP:
I am so happy with my novel, The Malignant Soul! My ideas have flowed nicely (finally), as I've shared on a few of my social media. The cover is finished- I can't wait to share it. Only those who've subscribed to my newsletter will see that ahead of book release.
I don't know if I shared, but the story takes place on a few continents. Just like my trip to the U.K., as Ashley (my character), will be traveling abroad. I'm so excited, because it'll be my first book to give details on someplace other than Missouri- though I could easily write on CA, my homestate as well.
An Issue With a Review Site
I don't know if you know, but I review on a First Come, First Serve basis. I receive many books, as well as ebooks, audiobooks and movies; I'm constantly into something with a story. So when I receive a book, I share the cover, then add it to my TBR LIST. That means, yeah I have it, but it can't sit on the shelf. There are times I'm scheduled to read a book with a specific date in mind. When that occurs, I make sure that I schedule it on my website as well as my calendar, and it gets posted either immediately, jumping the TBR List, or hitting a specific date before others.
I was approached about three months back about a book that was amazing. I asked if the book had a particular share date and was told no. So it went on to my TBR, but I moved it ahead, just in case. Then I sent the draft link and all that good stuff. A month later, three weeks after the book hit my site, the site owner contacted sent me with a passive aggressive email, stating I'd sat on the book and posted it to my site before it hit theirs! I was like, WHOA! Then she felt compelled to "clarify" she never received anything for it, and went on about how she does things and needs them done.
I was good though... I kindly apologized for any inconvenience, then stated:
"Here is the link you say you didn't receive. Here is the Word document I originally created the review and here is where we part ways."
"Ain't nobody got time for that!"
I couldn't believe the way she came at me- professional or not, it was a nasty email. I figured it would be best to never work with her again, than feel I'm in debt with someone over a book, you know!? And SHE DIDN'T EVEN WRITE IT! Do you think I was wrong for walking away? What would you have done; I'd love to know! Leave me a comment; tell me what you think!
Lastly, all is well in my world. I'm anxiously awaiting my trip to London- the land I've longed for since the 80's, and my goals seem to be taking off! I'm already scheduling books for mid July, and I've lost more weight! Yes, all is well in my world.
So I'm done for this month. I share information on my current writing project in my monthly newsletter, along with giveaways. If you're interested, please sign up, and talk to me any time you like! Thanks for reading..
Who Am I?
My name's Alyssa and I'm just like you. Within me are stories, looking to be told. I do my best to relay them to the public, as magically as possible.