Sunday, December 9, 2012

Negative Book Reviews

Any author that believes every one of their story reviews will be positively glowing… is totally delusional!  Every writer gets their share of bad reviews, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and even well-loved Nora Roberts have gotten terrible reviews over the years.  How have these famous authors learned to deal with someone trashing a story they have worked so very long and hard on? Ignore it? Have a good chuckle then get back to work?  Track down the reviewers IP address and upload a computer virus (I’m just joking)

 The anonymity of the internet also makes people bolder, speak louder and say things that the probably wouldn’t say if they were standing in public.  The way I look at is there are 500,000- maybe a 1,000,000 books in a bookstore (depending if it’s brick/mortar or online.) Not every customer is going to love every one of those books, plain and simple.  That’s the beauty of there being a vast number of different genre’s and topics.  We don’t all like the same stuff.

Before you chose to attempt to shred someone’s hard work, just stop and think for a moment.  If you hated it from the first pages, then why the hell did you continue to read?  Self-torture?  Was it fuel for your fire to back your harsh words?  Is your goal to really attempt to sway other readers away from a book, like they are mindless sheep and can’t form an opinion of their own? Or last, are you a failed author that is so upset at the literary world that you review all stories with disdain and contempt?
I write mostly erotic gay fiction.  It’s not Pulitzer Prize material, nor is that my goal!  (LOL) My stories are fun and sexy, usually deal with coming out or opening up with new sexuality, they are light hearted and a little quirky.  If that’s not up your alley, guess what…you have about a million other books to choose from!
My mother taught my siblings and me a very important life lesson that I think a lot of people haven’t learned: Praise in public, criticize in private. 
Happy Reading!!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Endings and New Beginnings


Yep, it was my birthday this weekend.  The first since my mom passed away.  It was hard knowing that she’s never going to be there for another special day in my life.  39…the last birthday before turning 40…Wow!  This is the end of my thirties.  It’s went by so fast.
When I started this decade, I was still trying to find myself.  I had made major changes in my life that affect me and my family.  I was scared that everything that I was doing was wrong, but now as I finish this time in my life and look towards what is to come, I feel more confident than I did years ago.
Yeah, sometimes life is a pain in the ass.  Things often go astray.  Goals don’t always get accomplished, but I know who I am and what direction I’m moving in.  At least that’s a start.  I have a wonderful family and great friends.  Here is a toast to another year, now blow out the candles before someone calls the fire department! LOL

Sunday, November 4, 2012


With having Halloween this week, I found myself reflecting on the holidays of the past.  My kid is growing up and we finally had to have that discussion about being too old to participate in Trick-or-Treating.  She still attended a teenage Halloween party and had a blast, but we decided it was best to leave the door-to-door festivities to the younger children.
She and her best friend went to the party dressed as zombies (personally, I think she looks like Beetlejuice! LOL)



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Devil's Backbone

Yesterday was a lazy Saturday afternoon.  We had already finished our commitments and were driving home when my husband gave me a wrong turn.  I love him, but honestly the man has the worst sense of direction ever.  Quickly realizing the error, I looked for a place to turn around, but major construction on the highway led us further out into the country.  We had already eaten lunch, had plenty of gas and a few snacks so I figured, let’s make this into an adventure.
The autumn foliage was beautiful. The last leaves clinging to the trees shimmered with radiant golds, rustic reds, and warm oranges.  We pasted fields of harvest corn and wheat and farm animals and old turn of the century homes until we stumbled upon “The Devil’s Backbone.”
A breathtaking river that ponds before cascading over a waterfall.  It was breathtaking.  We stopped and walked the length of the trail beside the river. We watched the geese play in the water. It was perfect.  The last few months have been very trying.  I’ve struggled with depression and overwhelming sadness, but this place was so beautiful and it was nice to enjoy with my family.  It was unexpected and very welcoming escape from our crazy life.
Sometimes when life hands you a wrong turn, maybe it was the direction you were supposed to take in the first place, you just didn’t know it yet.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Field of Screams

I’m so excited! I can hardly sit still to write this!!!
Tonight we are going to ‘Field of Screams’ which is a haunted house attraction with a frightmare asylum and a haunted hayride.  I’m such a horror junkie.  I love scary movies and ghost stories, but to get my heart racing and blood pumping in the real life experience…well I’m excited to say the least.

We are also taking our teenage daughter and her best friend with us.  At first, I was concerned about my kid being so scared out of her mind that she’d end up sleeping in our bed for the rest of her life, but then I realized what a perfect cover it would be. Two teenage girls? I have someone to blame my girly screams on tonight! “What girly sniveling, sobbing screams of terror, Sir?” It wasn’t me! (Point to the two girls)

I’ve been slowly getting into the Halloween spirit.  The house got decorated last week like I promised.  So what about you, what is the scariest thing you have done to get that sensational feeling of being scared?

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spooktacular Time of Year!

Well as we are fast approaching Mid-October, I sit here watching the wind blowing the golden yellow-orange and fiery red leaves from the trees outside my window.  They flutter to the ground and swirl around in a beautiful, colorful flurry.
The trees have decorated my house for what should be a festive time year, because I haven’t.  Normally by this time, I would have pumpkins up, spider webs, my famous glow-in-the-dark footprints tracking across the front lawn…but I don’t.  I haven’t done anything spooktacular at all.

I’ve had a hard time getting into the Halloween spirit this year.  I usually love decorating for Autumn.  It is my favorite time of year, but since my Mom passed away a few months ago, I’ve been having such a hard time finding the joy in the simple things that use to bring me such pleasure.  Everyone keeps telling me that it will pass.  The first year after losing someone is the hardest.  Those first holidays and special dates are the most painful without them.

Today, I’m going to decorate! I’ve committed to it and I’m going to do it.  I know my husband and our child have been worried about me and they have tried not to push me, but my hiding away from the world is hurting them too.  As soon as I finish posting this, I’m gonna dig out the boxes of ghoulish decorations.

So, what is your favorite Halloween decoration? What is the one thing that you are known for doing to make your haunted home the most frightful house on the block?  Share with me your decorating tips as I try to jump back into the Halloween spirit.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hi, I'm KC and be patient with me since I'm new to blogging.  I'm a writer. I hope that you take some time to check out my stories.  I have a wide range of fantasy stories for you to enjoy.  My first two books have been published with JMS Books.
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