Why it’s hard to be a book-lover ❤️ (PLUS: How to crush a writer in two easy steps)

Have you ever had a week where life lobs a big o’ pile of “WTF” your way?

Here’s the fun-times on my latest drama lama…
 A. Submitted a book to an editor.
B. Got this response back: 

“I’m sorry but we cannot edit your novel. The best way for me to explain it is this… it would be like taking a car that doesn’t run to the carwash.” 

That’s it. Two sentences 

Damn, that’s HARSHHH.

I’m sad-shaking-my-head laughing about it now but when the email came in, it was bad. You know that sinking feeling you get in your chest when something shocking happens? That was me.

I felt totally CRUSHED…

… and I mayyyy have drunk an entire bottle of wine.

But after the initial shock/ punch in the gut, I woke up this morning, drank my weight in coffee, opened my computer…

And kept on writing. 

Because one thing I know for sure is… 

If I wanted it to be easy, I never should have started writing. 

If I wanted everyone to like my books, I should have become Dr. Suess (I still swear that that man is a genius) 

And if I wanted to protect myself from the negative opinions of others, I should have become a dictator of some small Asian country, NOTa woman who writes spicy romance novels. 

There will be days when…

… You feel alone. 

… Like you can’t do it. 

… Like no one believes in you. 

… It seems like it doesn’t matter anyway and no one cares, so why??? 

The Story Teller in Me won’t be Quiet… so I get up in the weee hours of the morning, make myself a cup of coffee(or two, three, whatever), and sit down to write. 

Because I know there are readers out there who will love the naughty, magical stories in my head. 

And I’m not writing for that editor. I’m writing for them.

Hugs and love to all my fellow romance readers out there! You are the best of people ❤️😘❤️

Why It’s Hard to be a Book Lover 

(The struggle is real)

Um… so this is me alllll the time! 🙈🤣

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Also so me! 😂😂😂 I swear that hunting for/ buying new books AND actually reading the books are two different hobbies!

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Just for fun (this one made me laugh)

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I think I need this printed on every piece of clothing I own!

Thoughts, ponderings, rants?
Feel free to hit “reply” and shoot me a note back (FYI – this is my personal email address)  

Have a great week and talk soon!

Your book-addict partner in crime,
❤️ Olivia Savage

PS. One more before you go! 😆

Oh, the struggles! 😂😂😂

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