Be Warned: These are the scribblings of a writer unruly, unsupervised, and largely unrepentant

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Well, she is finally out in the world! It always seems like such a long wait from writing the last word in a manuscript until the big release day. And then, after all the build up, that wretched nervous feeling comes over me. What if no one likes it?
The best I can do - and I tell myself this every time - is write something that I love and then I just have to hope others like it too. After all, if I'm not writing something I love, what's the point?
As the first reviews come in for MISS MOLLY ROBBINS DESIGNS A SEDUCTION, I'm relieved to know I brought some entertainment and pleasure to readers. It makes the long hours scrabbling over a laptop, poring over research books and pondering out of the window with a glazed, silly look on my face, all worthwhile. It makes those hours of writing madly, squeezed tightly around working the "real" job, finally make sense to those who know me and have to put up with my anti-social nature.
People like my book! They like the characters that I fell in love with as I wrote about them.
Phew! Because you never know.
As I've said before, it's like sending a child off to school for the first time. I'm excited and yet I'm anxious. Will they make friends? Will they be bullied and come home with gum in their hair and dirty footprints on the back of their coat? You can love someone or something with all your heart, but there is no guarantee that others will feel the same.
So as I celebrate the release of the last book in the Sydney Dovedale series, I want to thank all my readers for their lovely reviews - and for befriending my little Molly "Mouse". Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for picking up my book, taking the time to read it, and leaving a review!


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  1. Woot woot!!! Congrats Jayne! Carver is going to have to be a "good" boy now. :)

  2. Sounds like a lovely book! I've added it to my tbr list!


  3. Sounds like a great book, can't wait to read Molly's story. Such a pretty cover

  4. The book sounds great, Jayne, and the cover is so pretty. I love orange and so rarely see it on a book cover.

    Marcy Shuler

  5. Mouse sounds like such a great character; I look forward to reading this.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  6. Sounds good and I like the cover. I assume it's a Regency, and I like them.



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