So, I’m not sure if anyone’s aware of this, but I don’t just enjoy reading books. I also enjoy writing them! So far, I’ve published three works: a novel and two novellas. As a reviewer, I know how important it is to share a writer’s work if I loved it, or give a very valid reason as to why I didn’t. I try to be really positive in all of my reviews, even if I didn’t love the book.
That being said, I’ve been trying to gather reviews of my own work for a few years now and it’s not been going so well. I haven’t approached bloggers before, mostly because I didn’t know about them and then when I did, I didn’t feel like my work was ‘ready’.
But, I’d like to share one of my novellas with you guys because I am weirdly proud of it. It’s called When Your Novel Strikes Back and I wrote it around 2011/12 in a week. Yes, a week. Something was happening at the time – I don’t remember exactly what – and I decided to write a story that had myself and two of my online friends in it.
It turned into a crazy story that I literally just went nuts with. It’s a rather short novella, about 21,000 words and I’d love to know what other people think of it.
So, if you’re still interested in checking it out after me babbling on about it. Here’s the blurb and cover:
Heather, Ally, and Ayesha were just three aspiring writers who wanted to write the next great novel. Little did they know that the computer they were using to write it on was no ordinary computer. This computer brought stories to life!
Now their creations are roaming the streets, they’re being dragged into the story they created, and the only way to stop what’s happening is to complete the novel.
With the help of the handsome Daniel Evans – a five novel veteran – and the characters they created; Heather, Ally, and Ayesha try to work through every obstacle the computer throws at them, while trying to finish what they started.
When Your Novel Strikes Back is a silly story made up of nonsense, random thoughts, and character torture.
It’s available completely free from Smashwords here. I’d love for you guys to check it out and let me know what you thought! It’s got a lonely 3 star rating on Goodreads right now (with no reviews) and two 5 star ratings on Smashwords.
If you want to check out my other stories, please feel free. Of Time and Space is a novella that I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2011 and is set to ‘reader sets the price’ on Smashwords and Ashlyn and the Lost Prince is available for Kindle or on paperback via Amazon (although I’m not 100% happy with it right now, so I’m trying to find time to revise it and re-upload it through Smashwords).
Anyways, if you’ve stuck with this post this long, thanks for being this interested. If you do check out my book, please do leave a review, even if you hated it. I’d love to know what people love/hate about it so I can improve with my next story!