Yesterday, I was fussing and stewing in this diary over the book in progress. Then came my first review/feedback for FIRSTBORN since it went through the editting process (always a humbling experience!). Hearing words of praise about something I’ve labored so hard over has a way of clearing away the confusion and frustration, at least for a little while.
The reviewer said: “Wow! Robin Lee Hatcher’s stories are usually outstanding reads, but FIRSTBORN tops all of her previous work. Riveting and packed with a skillful balance of realism and heart wrenching emotions, Ms. Hatcher paints a poignant and tender portrait of one woman’s struggle to save her marriage, but also form a relationship with the child she had to give away when she was little more than a child herself… I highly recommend FIRSTBORN for your late summer reading. It is a book you will not want to miss!”
I think this will keep me a foot off the ground for at least 24 hours.