But the thing that sticks in my head and has focused me even more than before is this quote from one of the reviews:
'I'm always pleasantly surprised when a self-published book is so well written and this is certainly no exception...'
the rest of the review:
'It's creepy and haunting and even from the first page I was so immersed in Rose's chilling account of the gruesome tragedy that has befallen her family that it's hard for me to put down the book.
As Rose tried to put the horrors behind her, she was later offered a job in Blackstone Moor after going out of the asylum... The house is enshrouded in mystery and darkness and Rose has to decide where her heart and loyalty lies.
Recommended for: fans of horror and Gothic fantasy
Verdict: 4 stars.'
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Yes! The reference to the fact that a self-published book CAN be well-written has really made me very, very proud.
There are many indie authors who can also be very proud.
When we hear praise like that it only confirms what we already believe, what we know, what we strive for.
It's the writing folks! It's all about the fiction, the inspiration, the work, the characterisations, the care, the commitment!
Promotion is important, especially for the indie author, but I have decided the time spent on my writing is going to take precedence over everything else. It just is. I will still promote but I am totally focused on my writing now.
Besides, I have a lot of work planned! The House on Blackstone Moor is the first of four novels that will comprise
The Blackstone Vampires. The next up, is Unholy Testament which will be released this summer!
Onwards and upwards--on I go to write my heart out, to give all I can possibly give and to make me proud to be an indie author!
I am on a mission, a crusade and I'm not going to stop!