I have made some new personal goals, one of which is to do some sort of writing, even if it is just a timed writing exercise, every single day. I did a quick timed writing exercise tonight, the goal being a complete, well-organized, topical essay in 30 minutes. It isn’t bad. I will post it in a moment; you the reader can be the judge.
Meanwhile, work on the official writing projects continues, slowly. Marketing for Welcome To River Street continues. I love the very short reviews I have received, but I am so greedy. I want more!
It has been interesting times lately. I hope to have less, and more so.
There are two reviews of Welcome To River Street up at Amazon.com and I thought I would share excerpts from each.
Book-lover from New York, New York writes:
The novella moves quickly, going from the recent past to the present and back and forth again, reminiscent in style of “A Time Traveler’s Wife” — but this is not time traveling. Although not in chronological order, you are getting a background that leads up to the present while you are in the present. I refuse to give you the actual plot, because it reveals itself as it goes along. I don’t want to spoil the experience of reading it. You may still wonder about what happened after you finish reading the book. I do. I will certainly reread it.
Welcome To River Street by Amy M. Levy is a must-read for fans of intriguing real-as-life fiction.
I read the main story in the book in just a few hours, absolutely hooked on the writing style which would not let me stop turning the pages until I was done. The title story back-tracks and fast-forwards a young lady’s journey and kept me thoroughly interested and entertained.
Welcome To River Street is available for sale!
You may purchase a copy of the book directly from Fey Publishing LTD by visiting their website, clicking the “Buy a book” link, and then selecting “Welcome To River Street.” Fey Publishing accepts PayPal.
You may also purchase a signed copy from me through my sewing website. I accept both PayPal and Google Checkout. It may be a bit for me to ship your copy to you; I have to receive my stack first. However, I will send you an e-mail as soon as I do so you know your book is on its way.
If you would prefer to hold off ordering until I can immediately ship, no problem. Just use the Contact form to send me a note. I will send you a reminder.
UPDATE: You can now purchase WTRS from Amazon.com
UPDATE: You can now purchase WTRS from Barnes and Noble.
UPDATE 8/25/10: I have copies available to send, although they are going quickly. Use the sewing website link above to order directly from me for a signed copy.
If you enjoyed the poem “Incense,” please consider voting for it over at WildViolet.net in the June competition. Voting ends on July 5th. While you are there, be sure to read the other submissions for the topic “Round and Round.” Then, stay tuned for next month’s topic, which should be announced shortly.
UPDATE: I came in second, which is fine. Please make sure you check back for the topic for July.