Is it annoying if I admit that I’m really enjoying reading the reviews of Doll God ? All but one have been highly positive (5 stars on Amazon and 5 stars with a 4 star on Goodreads, as well as written reviews).
Here are two blog tour reviews from the end of last week:
Harvee Lau at Book Dilettante is fascinated by the dolls in the book. I love her reading of the poem “Caught.” She shares the poem in the review. Check it out :).
Randi at Bell Book and Candle Blog says Doll God is “an outstanding collection of poems.”
Today I have a guest post up at Peeking Between the Pages
about my poetic inspiration. I’d be tickled if you go check it out.
MaryGold enjoying the Arizona weather
UPDATE: A review of Doll God is up at Peeking Between the Pages.
38 responses to “What Inspires My Poems”
I don’t find it annoying – I’m delighted for you! You worked very hard to bring that book to press, and you’ve earned the right to be happy when folks say they like it. Furthermore, by sharing your process with us, you pass on platform and promotion ideas we might be able to use when our own books come out. So you’re actually doing a public service. 😉
Jennifer, I love that! Yes, I can tell you that once I’m a little farther into this I intend to post more about the process and what worked and what didn’t. Thank you so much!
Of course it’s not annoying, Luanne! Enjoy the limelight! It’s well deserved.
Ah, thanks, Jill. It’s work, too. I’m starting to feel like having a book out there is like tending a garden!!
It’s not annoying, it’s inspiring for the rest of us!
Thanks for saying so, Kate! And for humoring me lol!
Are you kidding? i’d be burning up the wi-fi enjoying those reviews. You’ve given us so much pleasure and helpful lessons; now you’re receiving that in return! I’ll let you know when I add my review at Amazon. I’m purposely not rushing from one poem to the next 😋
Sammy, you are so wonderful. Thank you so much. You are such a supportive, nurturing soul.
Awwww thanks, Luanne. I genuinely feel enthused by so many wonderful ‘treats’ in our blogging community.
I absolutely loved reading about your poetic inspiration at Peeking Between The pages. You are such a lovely writer. 🙂
Carol, what a kind thing to say! And thank you so much for responding over at Darlene’s blog, too. I appreciate it so much!
Nothing wrong with reading good reviews and feeling rewarded for all the hard work you did in writing this book. Enjoy!
Thank you, Anneli. It’s such a strange feeling for me! I know it’s old hat for you with all your great books!
Ha ha! You can never get enough love from your readers!
What everyone else has said…enjoy it, you deserve it 🙂 xoxo
Sherri, thank you so much for saying that. The love and support is so helpful to me in my writing! xo
You are so welcome Luanne and I would say the very same for the support you show me and others here too 🙂 xoxo
Of course it’s not annoying, it is well-deserved! Enjoy all those positive reviews.
Thank you so much for saying that! It is a nice reward after all those (ahem) years of writing!
You should revel in those reviews!
Pam, thank you so much. Sometimes we need a little permission to enjoy ourselves ;)! Have a wonderful weekend.
I enjoyed reading about your writing inspirations and the beautiful picture of you.
Adrienne, thanks for checking it out! I really had fun thinking about inspiration instead of just “doing,” you know? Haha, I don’t know about the pic ;).
You’re a beauty queen! No kidding. 🙂
I believe others have already mentioned it’s not annoying – far be it from me to be redundant! Congrats on the praise – nice to know the work pays off!
Shel, that is how I am taking it–that it’s a reward for years and years of work. It’s been a loooong haul! Thank you so much for your support!
Luanne, thank you for sharing these reviews!
Marie, thank you for checking them out and for all your support. It means the world to me. I hope people stop by your WIP tour stop: http://1writeway.com/2015/02/17/wip-blog-tour/
i’m happy for your good reviews. Enjoy! <3
Thank you so much! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend!
I went on over and enjoyed your interview and really hope you liked my expressing my respect for your talent, there! You are so open in letting us know how you process your writing and share your honest feelings. It is ‘easy’ to become close and feel connected to you. I honestly believe you will become a renowned and respected American writer in history. You are incredible and have a ‘beautiful mind,’ Luanne!
Robin, what an utterly sweet and wonderful thing to say. You are such a dear. I will go check it out over there. I’ve been trying to kind of lay low on the blog tour reviews so that people don’t feel they can’t speak up.xoxo
I meant it, every word. You are my favorite writer so far. I have not read your complete book but hope to someday. xo
You are so nice! I hope you like my memoir when it’s published. I feel as if it’s taking me forever!
I am so happy your book is getting all these wonderful reviews. I’m looking forward to reading it too, it’s on my list.
Thank you so much, Deborah. I will love hearing your thoughts about it when you read it!
Congratulations, Luanne. Confirmation and validation is what all of us artists need. So few receive reviews. When I got my first major review, I was at a dude ranch at the time. I told “my” horse, I was so excited. Enjoy!
What a vivid scene I see here of you telling “your” horse about the review your work got! I love it. Horses make great confidantes!!!