Alternate project is almost done!!

The quilt that I am making for my nephew’s Christmas present is almost done!! My fingers hurt from pulling the needle through to get the yarn ties but thankfully I have a couple of kiddos that are willing to help tie it up. All that is left is the binding – woohoo!!

 

I am hoping to have Stone Romance up at amazon soon-ish. As soon as it is up I will set up the free days as well. I am also  getting back to Stone Destiny – I hope to be able to work on it this evening some during my daughter’s dance class. I have a ton of notes to go through – I hope I can find everything I wrote down. I have started a new method recently – each story gets its own notebook and a matching folder; so far it seems to be working well. Now I just have to figure out how to organize my notes….

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No two people read the same book

Actually, the real quote is, “No two persons ever read the same book.” (Edmund Wilson) And holy mackerel is that statement true! Take any book and read a sampling of the reviews and you’ll find yourself wondering if they even read the same book. What is praised in one is completely trashed in the other, from the writing and grammatical errors (which shouldn’t be debatable but apparently are) to the story line, the writing style, the characterizations, the dialog, and everything (and I mean everything) in between. It’s amazing how each person reacts to the same book: the words are the same, the story is the same but the response is vastly different. And the higher the expectations the worse the review if the story fails to deliver. What a person brings with them when they begin a story matters, too; being in the right frame of mind can mean the difference between loving a book and loathing the same book. It’s fascinating to see the different responses and learning more about what makes people tick.