The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Indie Life: Bragging and Gratitude

Today is the second Wednesday of the month where we Indies pull together to support and encourage each other.


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Anyway, I hope its okay if I brag a little…just a wee bitty bit.

For one, I got a couple more 5 Star reviews on Secondhand Shoes. You can click here to read if  you like


Since I hang out at Goodreads, I’m not so sure 5 Star reviews are the best. Some people feel they can’t trust a book if there are too many great and wonderful reviews on one book. I know this has something to do with authors actually paying for rave reviews.

However, this is not how I fly. One, I’m a starving artist and wouldn’t be able to afford one, and two, I’d prefer an honest review. How else am I to grow as a writer?

What are your thoughts on this?

My second brag is about Secondhand Shoes being nominated for 2013 eFestival of Words Award Nomination. You can click here to read for yourself

I have no clue who nominated my book, but thank you so much. This is where my gratitude comes in. It totally floored me when I got the news. Tears filled my eyes.

Also, I wanted to thank Lucy Pireel for passing me The Versatile Blogger Award.  She’s a very supportive Indie, pretty kinky, and  fun, too. You can click here to go to her blog

And also, I wanted thank Mike Saxton, Indie author of the 7Scorpian Triology. The other night my cursor froze. Thank God for the Iphone and the ability to text and leave messages on Facebook.

Mike promptly answered my plea and told me what to do. I’m so grateful. I was so panicked. You have no idea. I thought it was over for my computer.

Anyone have something to toot their horn about?

Hugs and chocolate,


PS- I’ll be at work from 9 to 4 today so I’ll be catching up with everyone this evening and tomorrow.


  1. Congrats! Good luck for the award. And congrats on the Versatile Blogger award and reviews. I feel those who pay for reviews must feel that something is lacking in their book. You should have confidence in your work when you publish.

  2. Hey, girl--congratulations!

    I agree--Mike can be a real lifesaver. I've gone whining to him several times myself!

    There are enough nominees from WMD--we should post a list of those from our group at Facebook.

    1. That sounds like a great idea.

    2. Now we need a volunteer to put that list together....

  3. Congrats Shelly. All of it. I'm happy for you.

  4. Five star reviews plus a nomination? Wow! That's awesome news!
    Go Shelly go!

  5. Here's hoping I don't get a sticking cursor. Well done, Shelly, on those five star reviews and the award. Penny says hello to Sir Poops and Hair Ball.


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