Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Surprise Review!

“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.” -- Boris Pasternak

I opened up my inbox and found a surprise! I got a review of one of my very old stories, "Miles From You" (and, if you haven't bought it -- it's on sale until the end of today, only $1.35... what a deal!).

From The Romance Studio:

Ms. Arkins has done a great job with this book of memories of a different time in our history. Even though I'm sure there are still people like Paul and Millie around, we don't hear about them much. I'm glad the author reminds us. This is a sweet read. But remember what I said about needing tissues handy!!

It impressed me so much, I had to pull it out and read it again. And, yeah... I got a little sniffley.

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I did quite a bit of my pre-plotting workshop for my cowboy story (maybe I should just call it "Bode"??) yesterday. My "workshop" is actually something I put together buy smooshing a great deal of info from "Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook" (seriously the best book I've read on getting your work in shape) and some of "No More Rejections" and "How to Write a Damn Good Mystery". Lots of tough questions, and I didn't finish it all, but I got scene ideas popping up all over the place. Food fights, and crazed bulls and .... well, I don't want to spoil it for you, but I'm excited.

Wonder if I can get it done before NaNoWriMo?

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You Are a Plain Bagel



You are hardworking, honest, and down to earth.
You don't like surprises, and you need security to feel happy.
Of all the types, you're the most likely to eat for comfort.
You tend to have the same thing for breakfast every day. Why change what works?



Ah... YEP. All of it. You?

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9 comments:

Judy Thomas said...

I'm a plain bagel too.... and great news about the surprise review. I think that's one of the very best things about epublishing. It's so much easier for new people to discover (and obtain) older titles.

keri mikulski :) said...

Yay! Another great review! Enjoy!! ;)

MomJane said...

Surprisingly, this really sort of fits me. How do they do it? I really do love to cook, and the rest fits pretty well too.


You Are a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel

You are warm, loving, and genuinely selfless.
You enjoy comforting other people, and you easily fall into the roll of caretaker.

Of all the types, you're the most likely to be an excellent cook.
You tend to have something delicious for breakfast that you've cooked up for everyone.

Dru said...

That is a great review!

You Are a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel

You are warm, loving, and genuinely selfless.

You enjoy comforting other people, and you easily fall into the roll of caretaker.

Of all the types, you're the most likely to be an excellent cook.

You tend to have something delicious for breakfast that you've cooked up for everyone.


I laughed because I'm not an excellent cook and the only time I have a delicious breakfast is when someone else has cooked it.

The rest..it's dead on.

Diane Craver said...

I loved that story and still remember it. I couldn't sleep one night and it was great ordering it online and getting it instantly to read! Congrats on another great review!

Brandy said...

I'm also a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel. *G* Only the I made oatmeal for breakfast and I don't think that would qualify as delicious.......*G* Other than that, pretty spot on.

Congratulations on another lovely review. I remember Miles From You and you deserved such a nice review for it!

Have a pleasant day!

Amy said...

You Are a Blueberry Bagel

You are outgoing, optimistic, and open-minded.
You find a lot to love in life, and you're always discovering new things to be excited about.

Of all the types, you're the least likely to be a picky eater.
You tend to have fresh, home-cooked food for breakfast. Breakfast truly is the most important meal for you.


Um, maybe a bit of it. I do like breakfast. Especially if it's a PLAIN bagel with cream cheese (I miss those days).

Tori Lennox said...

You Are an Onion Bagel

You are spontaneous, savvy, and multi-talented. You enjoy taking risks, and you're not the kind of person who makes long term plans.

Of all the types, you're the most likely to eat something new for kicks. You tend to have something unusual for breakfast... if you even have breakfast at all.


What?! I'm allergic to onions and I've never eaten an onion bagel in my entire life! Sheesh. *g*

Melissa said...

Cool on the review! I never find things like that in my inbox!!!


You Are a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel

You are warm, loving, and genuinely selfless.
You enjoy comforting other people, and you easily fall into the roll of caretaker.

Of all the types, you're the most likely to be an excellent cook.
You tend to have something delicious for breakfast that you've cooked up for everyone.