Guest Post & Giveaway by Author Aubrey Wynne

Blog Spotlight of romance writer Aubrey Wynne! Go check out the guest post by Val Clarizio and be sure to sign up for the giveaway!

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The Short And The Long Of It– By Aubrey Wynne

Some people prefer short stories: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, or The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain.

Others enjoy getting to know the characters and settling in for a long read: The Call of The Wild by Jack London, Sophie’s Choice By William Styron, The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington or Animal Farm by George Orwell.

I consider any of these good literary choices. Whether I choose short or long for my reading pleasure depends on my time, focus and mood. A long weekend dictates a book I can sink my teeth into and enjoy the intricacies of a plot and subplots. I get involved with main characters and a secondary cast.  If I have an afternoon free, I hate…

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RollerCoasters – scary and fun

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As my book went out into the world to be loved or criticized, I was on such an emotional roller coaster. What if they don’t like it? What if the people that are excited for me hate dark paranormal mysteries? And it doesn’t end once the book is out. Even though I’ve gotten so much good feedback about how they couldn’t put the book down, I still worry about letting people down. I want them to be excited to read not close the book and think “why did I buy that?!” And then your mind keeps spinning round and round as you try and think of ways to get the book into the hands of people that love a good YA thriller. Then I think about my sequel and wonder if they’ll like that one better since I do. It’s such a hard thing give the world the best of yourself and hope they are gentle with it. I’m super lucky and happy that it so far has been received so well.

So with that said I wanted to let every potential writer to know that there is hope for your story to be told. Just don’t give up and always believe in yourself and your story. It is so hard to accept criticism but I just see it as a chance to grow and make my book better. Every advice I get from beta readers or editors can make the story the best it can be before people that I know and love read it. So keep writing cause- it’s the only thing that will make you better.

Always believe in the beauty of your dreams. Cause you never know when one might actually come true.

* HUGS *