Wednesday, August 02, 2023

Insecure Writer’s Support Group, Bubba and Squirt, Reviewers Needed, and a Furry Star

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Today’s question: Have you ever written something that afterwards you felt conflicted about? If so, did you let it stay how it was, take it out, or rewrite it?

In my first book, I had my morally grounded main character going further than she should’ve. My husband asked if I would let my pastor read it and I said probably not. So, I adjusted that scene and its ripple effect.

In my upcoming release, In Darkness: The Alien, part of the story line revolves around the main character being forced to marry against her will. My husband, the ever patient beta reader, was really angered by that and I wondered if I needed to change it. Fortunately, by the time he finished, he said no, it had a happy ending anyway and was an effective ploy to get the reader really involved in the story and caring about the character. So, that one stayed.

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The Bubba and Squirt series by Sherry Ellis continues!

Bubba and Squirt’s City of Bones

Creepy Underground Catacombs!

Release date – January 16, 2023
Print ISBN 9781939844989 / eBook ISBN 9781939844996

Bubba and Squirt’s Shield of Athena

A Greek Goddess and a Mythical Monster!

Release date – May 7, 2024
$8.95 6x9 trade paperback, 114 pages
Print ISBN 9798988625100 / eBook ISBN 9798988625117

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I am also seeking sci-fi romance reviewers for In Darkness: The Alien.

Tons of sci-fi reviewers out there. Most of them dudes. And even though this has a twist of paranormal to it, paranormal romance reviewers aren’t interested.

So if you review sci-fi/paranormal romance and would be interested in reading this 22,000 word novella (which comes out next February) please let me know.

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And just an overdose of cuteness (and possible hangover) today:

Any conflicted scenes in your stories?