Tuesday 3 July 2012

Letting It All Hang Out.

Free Fall Again
Just as I was beginning to enjoy my sensation of free fall into sales invisibility, the strap of my purple leopard skin bra snagged on a branch sticking out from the canyon wall. It will not transform my bank imbalance but my mood is much lifted by a very unexpected event. I'm hoping that the bra strap will hold up for a while while I take in the view. I can't say that I feel secure - but hey - nothing lasts for ever - not even the surreal. (I chose the colour to match my prose). 

It is that Insecure Wednesday deja voodoo once again.
Janis Ian knew nothing about being not selected at 17. In the girl's games line up I was pre-selected to carry the bag of bats, balls, pads and sticks. I was OK with boys because I selected them and did not offer a choice.

 Imagine my joy a couple of days ago when "Knockout" received a gold medal as a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review list of Best Indie Books of 2012. At the helm of this publication is the redoubtable, prolific, gritty street fighting figure of Jeff Bennington.  All previous setbacks are set at nought. From here the view is fantastic. 

All the same, a few insecurities remain. I'm 82% through Stephen Woodfin's epic novel "Next Best Hope".  This is scary stuff - not just because it's a great book, but because it might be true one day. I do wish I read more quickly. I am gonna do a review - I really am.

Emma thinx: There are winners, losers and gravity. 


  1. You make me laugh--great post. Hope the strap's holding........ XX

  2. Thanks Nicky - I'm holding on......xx

  3. Congratulations on the award. Hope it translatess into more exposure and more sales. I hope you're working hard on another book.

  4. Of course, by exposure, I wasn't referring to the bra.

  5. Hey there, I'm dropping by via the IWSG and loved your post. I hope to, one day, have your insecurities about being a success :D

    Best of luck to you!

  6. Emma, I hope the last 18% of my book doesn't ruin it for you, lol. Thanks for the mention and congratulations on the semi-finalist medal. Regards, SW

  7. Saying hello from IWSG, interesting post!

  8. Love the color purple. You're a hoot. Keep on helping us maintain the right perspective!

    1. I see you got into the semifinals too on the Literary Fiction section - so well done to you too!

  9. Congrats on the award! Love the purple bra! Julie

  10. Congrats on the semi-finalist medal, well deserved! Actually a full win is what you should get...always enjoy your blog posts, thanks Emma!


Thanks so much for stopping by. Always so happy to get your feedback. Emma x