Archive for September, 2012

raiannon rages and paces for Elektra

              Draft cover for Elektra

At the risk of being too personal and exposing to the world how pathetically needy I am, I want to share a really delectable moment. Quite out of the blue – or should I say cyberspace? – came an email alert of a comment to this site.

“Do we have any sort of ETA on Elektra?” – raiannon

My first reaction was “Wow. Somebody cares!”

I gave a gushy response asking if she/he would like to be a First Reader for Elektra and ending with “I guess it depends on why you are asking, doesn’t it?”

What I got back was a “review” for which I would gladly have paid. Yes, I’ve heard lots of rumors about that sort of thing…

“I’m asking because I loved the first two whole books, with their unique twist on a typical time travel novel. I was absolutely thrilled with the tie-ins between the past life found in the mirror and the current one. But the worst part of reading a series is always waiting for the next book! A good series novel has something that leaves you wanting at the end…wanting the next book. A great series novel (for a series in progress) leaves you pacing your apartment, raging at the author for not writing faster! I would be greatly honored to be a First Reader for you.”

Now I don’t know who raiannon is – at least, I don’t think I do. I actually asked my husband, “Do you think this is one of my friends trying to cheer me up?”

Thank you, raianoon, whoever you are. Rage on! I’ll do my best to make Elektra worth the pacing.

September 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm 6 comments


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