raiannon rages and paces for Elektra

September 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm 6 comments

              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.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. annerallen  |  September 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I’m testing to see if you have CAPTCHA. And yes, blogs have both spam filters and “word verification” CAPTCHA thingys. Spam filters keep out most spam and the rest I delete myself.

    Congrats on the great feedback. Don’t we just love our readers?!

    • 2. Sandra Gore  |  September 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      And yes, we do LOVE our readers. Especially when they give us feedback. Writers write to be read. And to know that someone is reading our words, sharing our thoughts, and seeing our visions. In many ways, it’s so much easier to make visual arts. A quick glance and you can have a conversation. It takes time to read a book. Thank you to all readers everywhere.

  • 3. annerallen  |  September 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Nope. No CAPTCHA! Yay!

    • 4. Sandra Gore  |  September 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Hey thanks girlfriend! I appreciate you taking the initiative. I thought I had set it up that way, but who can remember? Not me for sure if it’s been more than a few months… I stumble through the software and am always amazed when it actually turns out! “Now how did I do that???”

  • 5. Ann Calhoun  |  September 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Have to agree with Rianon. I’m waiting for Elektra, too. I know a lot of people who’ve read the first two are also waiting for Elektra. She’s gonna be . . . dangerous . . . Rome better hold onto its toga.

    • 6. Sandra Gore  |  September 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Sometimes I am fearful of where Elektra is taking me!


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