Personal post

Freaking out!

Gave copies of my book to several of my real life friends who have never read my writing before. Suffice to say, I’m anxious (and terrified) of their reactions. I have no issues with strangers reading my stuff but when a close friend does it – oh boy. Panic attack! I’m trying not to freak out.

I’m also worried because most of them don’t read romances and my book follows a lot of romance novel tropes (while subverting others). Hopefully, they’ll find it engaging enough to read it through to the end.

14 thoughts on “Personal post

  1. I hope they’ll like it! It depends on their personal preferences, but if it was me I would absolutely love it!☺️❀️

  2. Lazeema! Absolutely nothing for you to freak out about – your writing is fresh & fabulous! If they didn’t read romance before, you’re definitely the right person to win them over and get them interested in the genre. Sending best wishes of success your way always x

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words of support. It really means a lot to me! Fingers crossed they feel that way Thank you again!

  3. Come on girl you write as good as other romance novel writers in some cases even better…from a romance novel lover and a literature teacher you have to accept it..

    1. Yeah, I don’t know. Hopefully my friends will find it interesting even if they don’t necessarily like it. As always, you’re a sweetheart πŸ™‚

      1. No you are talented …although you piss me most of the time just because i only read a chapter each time…AND I ENVY YOUR FRIENDS…I TOTALLY HATE THEM…BECAUSE THEY WILL READ THE WHOLE BOOK!!!!!!!!

  4. You have nothing to worry about Lazeema. They are going to love it. I had stopped reading romance books before I started Follow you down, because I used to read too much and it was always the same stuff. But when I stared the first three chapters of your book I loved it right away, and I wanted to know more about the story. The way you write the stories is just wonderful, you are so talented. You are simply gifted when it comes to write dialogues, I really enjoy reading them. And you always create “lovable” characters. Let us know when the book is available. Congrats !!!! I’m so happy for you ❀❀❀

    1. I’m sending you hugs through the internet because you’re so sweet and wonderful. I used to read romances when I was much younger but it was always the same and I grew tired of it. And, honestly, I could never relate to the superficial problems the characters had. Of course there were exceptions and some novels were amazing but, for the most part, it was beautiful people experiencing ridiculous problems that made me roll my eyes. That was one of the reasons I started writing. I wanted more complex characters in the genre, people who did unlikeable things but that were still relate-able to readers. I hope I’ve succeeded to some degree. Anyway, thank you again. You’re always so wonderful to me!

      1. I’m glad you started writing Lazeema !!! You did suceeded, I love the characters you have created and their complexity bring the story to a higher level. Im sending you back all these hugs !!! Take care sweetie ❀❀❀❀

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