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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

HYBRID is now FREE (Ahhhhhh...)

Yesterday, I realised that my debut novel, HYBRID, has been price matched on Amazon and is now FREE.

I have to admit that I have no idea how to feel about it...

On the one hand, I might get loads of readers interested in the Trilogy and in my dream world it'll soar up the charts, and then a movie company will... (cough, cough, cough...) YEP, steady on - like no chance!

So, the downside is that loads of readers will hate it and give me horrible reviews and then I will sob my heart out, hide in a dark corner and never come out! (A bit over dramatic, maybe?)

Anyway, either way, I have to stop being so scared. Truth, I am petrified. This past week I have been wallowing in the doldrums of self-pity...

I have convinced myself that the Trilogy is rubbish and that anyone posting good reviews is just being kind - since I know I can also get bad reviews. Like, for example, in the US where a reader decided to write an essay for a review! Have mercy on me... Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but do you have to give away the entire plot in a review!


I can't help but wonder sometimes if these reviews come from genuine readers, or authors hoping to divulge their pearls of wisdom on other (supposedly) lessor authors... who knows? Truth, it got to me - I am human :(
Anyway, I have to move on from the Trilogy. It is finished - done! Time to write something else, something different.

I am just lacking motivation. Is it because it is so dark & gloomy, or because I have been unwell (anaemic), or just because...

Anyway, I would be really grateful if any of you kind people out there can spread the word about HYBRID being free... if you don't like it, don't read it - simple :)

All the links to Amazon are on THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY blog, but this is the UK, US, one to get you there directly.

All the best,
Vanessa :) xx

p.s.

Now heading off to put up Christmas Tree to cheer myself up... tra, la la la laaaaah, la la la lahhhh

2 comments:

  1. Oh Vanessa, firstly, I love your new blog look! And it's much easier to comment on as well, so that's just great. Secondly, I think we all feel that fear of a bad review, but just think of it - some of the most successful novelists ever have got lousy reviews, and the more reviews you get, the more likely it is you'll get that one that doesn't like what you've written. You cannot please everyone, no one can. If JK Rowling can get terrible reviews, then it makes me feel better anyway - not that I want it to happen to her either, but at least it shows they can happen to anyone! Keep on writing and keep on having faith. We all need to do that. Giving up isn't an option xxx

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  2. Val

    You are a legend - I was just talking to my sister on the phone and she said the same thing, and then I see your message! Awww... What would I do without all you wise people out there!

    Massive hug
    Vanessa

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