So I'm super stoked. Abby received a 4 Star review from Romantic Times for Defying Convention. This is the first time I've ever been reviewed by RT. Here is what they had to say:
The plot lines in this story come together to create a complex romance in an unusual setting, complete with fabulous supporting characters. Readers will be on the edge of their seats wondering what will come of Emma and Luke’s relationship, while also enjoying the endearing bond between Emma and her geeky older brother Eddie. Niles accurately depicts the world of Sci Fi conventions in a way that is accessible to newcomers but does not disparage or poke fun at what occurs at these events.
The link to the entire review: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/defying-convention
I don't know about you, but for me, being reviewed by them was a rite of passage in my writing career. We each have our own personal goals as writers. My list is slowly (I mean slowly:) being checked off. Almost seven years ago, I started writing. At that time, my only goal was to learn the craft and finish a novel. It took me a year to sale my first very short story. It took me two years to write my first novel (which has been shackled in the deepest, darkest corner of my computer's hard drive never to be seen from again). Once I finished my first novel and actually had a vague idea of what I was doing, my goals became more defined and while some have changed over the years, others have stayed. Being reviewed by RT was always one I wanted. Five years later, I'm able to check off another stepping stone. Now it's time to concentrate on some of the other things on my list. Some may take me twenty years to finally obtain, but I'm a stubborn broad. If it take twenty years, it takes twenty years.
What are some of the stepping stones on your career path?