First I want to thank you for your nice comments about my blog decor. It was Angie at Never a Dull Moment who showed me where to get the background I used. So thank you again, Angie. People are so nice and helpful on here. :o)
I also want to say that I am so thrilled to share that my critique partner went to a writing conference and was asked to send in her manuscript to an agent! I am so excited for her! A publisher was also interested in her book. :o)
I am also a little selfishly happy since she has sent that first one off, she has very graciously agreed to help me with mine again ~ even though she's working on Book Two and lots of other things... :o) I can't tell you how much it helps to have someone else look at your work. They see things you're blind to. So I appreciate her so much.
I also wanted to say a couple more things about this review business - just fyi - though I think it is getting almost painfully frustrating. I don't want to talk about it a whole lot - I just don't want anyone to get in trouble from it.
Evidently the law is considering those free books compensation for tax purposes as well. So not only do you have to disclose them for the reviews, but you also have to either claim them as income - or give them away (and have records proving that you no longer own them and to whom they were given).
I hope everyone has a wonderful day ~