February 15th, 2019 → 5:56 pm @ // 2 Comments

My third book was the first time I had ever killed a friend. A smartass friend, but nevertheless a friend. As the details of his death began to unfurl and I imagined how his wife, daughter and friends would react, I got a bit choked up.

When I realized that my emotions were getting carried away I had to take a step back. My emotive reaction was indicative of a few things: that my writing during that period had been all mushy-gushy, not something anyone would want to read, and especially not something anyone reading a comedy would want to read and that I wasn’t equipped to write about the death of a friend.

The first part was remedied in a lengthy and thorough edit. The second part…well, that would be a spoiler alert. I will ask one thing, if you ever have the pleasure of meeting Ed, my 3rd book victim, don’t tell him about this post. I know I’ll never hear the end of it


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  1. Pam

    3 months ago

    Just found your books via the Amazon profile of “Carol M”. Yea I stalk profiles if I like a review to see what else they liked. I’m looking forward to losing myself in these books. First, the titles are AWESOME. My sister’s and I may have actually uttered those words. Second reading your blog… And a new fan is born.
    The first few pages of book 1 has me roped in. I will definitely leave a review, and buy hard copies (if available) for the library where I live.
    Glad I found you,
    Pam
    Michigan

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    • rldonovan

      3 months ago

      Pam, you are my new favorite person. I really hope you enjoy them!

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