Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Diamond Sparkles

There is a saying in the business world - Nothing happens till somebody sells something. The corollary for writers is - Nothing happens till somebody reads something.

Your mother, your boyfriend, your siblings, your best friend - these people are all obligated to read your work and LOVE IT. No matter how much we assure them we want their HONEST opinion of our work, we really only want it if it's good.

So it's always exciting when a complete stranger reads your work. Even better if they like it. TOUGHER THAN DIAMONDS received Four Angels from Fallen Angel Reviews this week. Here's the link to the entire review by Marlene:

"Tougher Than Diamonds is the perfect summertime read," she says. I love that quote because I've always wanted to write the book women were reading by the pool or under the umbrella in some exotic location.

"I was instantly drawn into the plot, which is tightly woven and very interesting." I love this one too because plotting is something over which I AGONIZE! It's very difficult to be sure your plot makes sense. You know what you mean in your head. Did the readers get it? Apparently this time at least one reader did.

But here's the payoff: "Overall, Tougher Than Diamonds by Delia Carnell is a great book. This reader enjoyed it and will be looking to read more from this author. "

Ah, it's that old vaudeville expression - always leave your audience wanting more. If you've touched somebody in such a way that they want more, you know you've done your job well.

And so, I'm off to finish something more to give Marlene and the rest of the world.

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the review :)

Susan Cody said...

Thanks, Ali. How are you doing?