Rave Reviews Recruitment Day: Freedom!

14.7.14

I started writing seriously in 2010. It was after I was made redundant from my job as a magazine editor. Although I loved that job and the people I worked with, I hated the politics involved. Needless to say, that day felt like my world had come crumbling down until I started to see it for what it really was: FREEDOM.
It was the biggest kick up the backside that I could have imagined. It made me sit back and think about what I really wanted to do and that was the freedom to write whatever I wanted to write. I haven't looked back since. And I'm now the author of six full length novels and one novella. My seventh book should be out in a few months time!
But all of this couldn't have happened without the support of my fellow authors, book bloggers and of course the most amazing readers in the world :) It's that support that I'm talking about today. When I received my first negative review, I was almost prepared to give it all up... until my fellow author pals put it into perspective for me. 'It was just one bad review, get over it, move on. The positive reviews will far outdo the negative ones', and they were right! But if it wasn't for the support of other authors, I wouldn't be here doing this today and I'm so incredibly thankful to them for that.
Support is something that every author needs. And so whenever I find a group that offers all the support I could possibly wish for, I jump at the chance of being a part of it. I'm a member of a few such organisations but The Rave Reviews Book Club really does pull out all the stops to give us what we really need to help get ourselves out there. I love these guys and I'd really encourage you to join them and see for yourself how awesome they really are. So what are you waiting for? Go join up now!
But before you do, pop over to a few other recruitment day blog posts and vote for your favourite. I hope it's mine :)

29 comments :

  1. What a great Blog, Suzy. 5* Good luck.

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  2. You're so awesome, Madalyn! Thank you <3

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  3. What a lovely post, Suzy. It's funny how major life changes are a catalyst for a lot of writers to get writing! Very best of luck! :))

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  4. Thank you, Harmony! It's true, I've heard of a few friends / acquaintances who improved their lives after redundancy :)

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  5. Hi Suzy. Way to go after dream! All the best with book #7 (wow!)

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  6. Mazel Tov, Suzy, on your productivity and success!
    #RRBC member, here.
    Best to you!
    Sally

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  7. Thanks Kimmy. You're very kind!

    Sally, thank you! I had to Google Mazel Tov lol! I've heard it so many times (especially in the movies) and never really knew what it meant. I've learned something new today :)

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  8. Suzy, I love it! Good luck to you in the contest! Great post!

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  9. Thank you, Nonnie! Best of luck to you too :)

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  10. Ah, your story sounds SO familiar, Suzy. Love your little goth cartoon persona/avatar. And your book covers are just amazing-- wow. The model for Raven reminds me of Sarah from Orphan Black. :)

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  11. Lovely post Suzy. It is amazing how life changes can push you into another direction. Rave Reviews Book Club is very supportive of its members.

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  12. I can see why you deserve to win. Congratulations.

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  13. It just goes to show that sometimes "bad" things can lead to something good. I'm glad you've found Rave Reviews Book Club so supportive.

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  14. Wow, look at what you have to show for all your hard work and your life's change of direction. Amazing! And inspiring! Nice to "meet" you, Suzy! :)

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  15. Suzy, I just put in my vote. I have read everyone of your books and the novella and am looking forward to your next book. Love the tone of all your books.

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  16. WOW look at all these awesome comments!! I feel truly loved today :) Thank you so much, everyone! Wirt&Tandy-fan... I HEART you! Thank you so very much, not just for voting but for taking the time to read all my books!! xx

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    1. Hi Suzy Thank you for opening my mind to fantasy, Love your Blog, love you, good luck xx

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  17. What a great post! Thanks for participating in RRBC's Blog Recruiting Day Contest and best of luck to you. xoxo :)

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  18. Excellent post and I've really enjoyed reading through your blog! Good luck in the contest.

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  19. Just voted, loved all your books, keep up the good work x

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  20. Nicely done. I think the support theme works.

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  21. Suzy, this is such a cute blog with such great color and the info you give is direct and inviting--good luck!!

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  22. Love your blog, Suzy, and your books look like great reads. Good luck. :)

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  23. Thanks for your support of RRBC. Glad you haven't given up. There is no guarantee for success, only for failure - if you quit.

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  24. Thanks so much for commenting everyone! I don't usually get so many comments so this is really cool. Bruce... I loved what you wrote :)

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  25. Great post, Suzy. Cool color scheme, as well!

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  26. I voted! They do so very need the talent and support you ooze from every pore!

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