M. Ravenel
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Sunday Update 2021.04.25

This blog post is a participant of The Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news. This post recaps the past week, showcases books and things I have received, and shares news about what is coming up for the week on my blog.

The writing has been slow this week, as I’ve been trying to give my brain a bit of a rest. I spent that time doing some networking on Clubhouse. I met a librarian on there who loved supporting indie authors and indie books. I mailed out a copy of The Arrangement to him, and it will soon be appearing in libraries in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area!

A while back, I had gotten a rejection from my own local public library about carrying The Arrangement in their system. It was met with a rather discouraging response because of it being self-published. Since then, I have been using that as motivation to prove them all wrong that my book is good enough as any traditionally-published book for the library. Sometimes rejection can be that fire that burns under you to make you fight harder. I am definitely not giving up this fight.

This Week’s Movies

Star Reporter movie poster
Impact movie poster
Woman on the Run movie poster

16 comments on “Sunday Update 2021.04.25

  • Greg says:

    Good for you. I think self published gets an unfair shake so much, and I hope your local library changes their position. and great news on the networking! that’s awesome.

    Fun looking movies as usual 🙂

  • That’s amazing!! Good for you for not giving up!!
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  • Good news about your book and your efforts to make indie books more acceptable, something that needs to happen.

    Enjoy your week and your reading and writing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  • Yvonne says:

    Good luck with the library. Self-published don’t often get a fair chance and that’s not right. It’s great that you are standing up to this.

    Hope you have a great week!

  • Good for you. I am sorry your local library isn’t supportive.

  • Tessa says:

    What a good way to turn a negative into a positive! Perseverance is so important when you’re an indie writer ❤️

  • Victoria says:

    Yes stay positive! I hope you are able to get some writing done this week. If you like listening to podcasts there is a new one called Queries, Qualms, & Quirks that you might enjoy and find helpful:

    Queries, Qualms, & Quirks asks published authors to share their successful query letter and discuss their journey from first spark to day of publication. Author Sarah Nicolas interviews authors of all genres about how they got started writing, getting their book deal, and their experiences with publication.

  • I was rejected from my own library too. Lol. Ugh. The snottiness it too much sometimes.

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