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Nothing ever happens...

The writing isn't bad but the story is dull and the characters aren't fleshed out. When I read, I want to get wrapped up in the book and feel something but all I felt with this one was boredom. There are no emotional highs or lows and no excitement.


Don't get me wrong, this 2 star Amazon review for Blue Moon doesn't really irk me all that much. It's the person's opinion, nothing more. Granted, I read it and think...no highs? no lows? Whu....? Are you sure you were reading my book? But, whatever, I'm sure the knock was what the entry title suggests...nothing happened.

In my books...nothing happens. They're love stories. My sole purpose in writing them is to study the human condition as it pertains to how love works on the emotions. There's no action. My characters aren't spies, or vampires, or shape-shifters. They don't do anything except exist in their worlds. They are kings, woodsmen....wrestlers! They live mundane little lives, but they burn with passion and have all the emotions that fill people who are in love.

I can't get mad at people who read my books and are disappointed with the fact that nothing happens, and believe me, this is not the first time I've been accused of being "boring." Reading should be an escape after all. For me the escape is diving into someone else's normal world and going through all their ups and downs as they revolve around love. I'm fascinated by that, so I write that. I can see where that doesn't work for other people. It's kind of a shame when they feel the need to give low ratings for my work...as the above reviewer notes, the writing isn't bad. But...it happens, and I've grown accustomed to it.

Twelve days into the new year, and I've still yet to write anything. Still trying to get my mind out of the whirlwind of things that have happened over the last few months, and I'm sure within a week, or two (or several) I'll be back at work on the next boring little book. I can't wait!

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knowmefirst
Jan. 13th, 2013 07:48 am (UTC)
Reading should be an escape after all

This is so true and its the way I have always felt when I pick up a book and start reading. However, I have also found out that you either like a book or not and that depends in the mood your in while starting the book.

rowenasudbury
Jan. 13th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
That's entirely true!

In this world, one person's escape is another person's nightmare ;)
yukitomiko
Jan. 18th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
Also agree... when I first tried to read, what now has become my favorite booke, I rejected the idea and thought it sucked. Later on, when I tried reading it a second time, it became and inspirational story for me.

Have a nice day ;)
rowenasudbury
Jan. 18th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
That's interesting. Some of my best friends are people I didn't like upon first meeting them. I'm glad I took second chances on them...and I'm glad people take second chances on books.

That's an awesome story, and thanks for sharing it! :)
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