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Five stars! Oh yeah! I'm off to a good start, but I'm also nervous. Thoeba and Aphrodite's War are not the same novel. People who loved one may not like the other. It makes me feel a little tense.
But honestly? I can't help writing the way I do. I just follow my heart and my muse and hope for the best. I never actually consider what might be marketable or what people might think until the days following publication.
So now I'm a basketcase. I worried about how my fictional take on angels and demons would be received for Thoeba, and in many ways I dodged criticisms. People relaxed a bit when I told them I was just writing fiction and that I had no intention of starting my own religion.
Now I'm worried that my readers won't like this novel because it's not the same thing. Or they might not like it because of the intense sexual content. Or maybe how I mixed mythology with just a pinch of the Energy.
I'm scared, but my favorite quote is this: "Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it." --Bill Cosby
What's next? I don't really know. I can tell you there will be two interviews on this blog soon (That reminds me, I need to write up questions for both of them.) and that I'm working hard on my yardwork. I can tell you I just finished Chapter Nineteen for 'Chasing Monsters' for the second time, and haven't decided whose POV I'm going to start Chapter Twenty with. My nerves are jangling, but I'm doing alright.
If you are interested in buying an e-book of either Thoeba or Aphrodite's War, you can use the link above. You can also use amazon.com, Smashwords, and Barnes&Noble. Actual paperbacks will be available soon. As soon as my publisher lets me know, I'll post it on my author page. https://www.facebook.com/DonnaMilwardAuthor
In the meantime, thanks everybody for all the awesome support. I'd be even more neurotic than I already am without you people. Thank you <3