Just a short post to relate how happy I am that I finally got Amazon to make my short stories permanently free. And my revised version of Ride ‘Em Tough has gotten downloaded almost 50 times in about a three week span. Maybe not a deluge to some, but to me, it’s just amazing! Which goes to prove, those who had criticized the story to almost oblivion don’t always know what readers care about. So much of the feedback would’ve brought a more sensitive writer to tears and likely have made them give it up forever. I did have to stew a while before I could reply in a calm and professional manner in the forum at the time.
So much of it nitpicky. Like they couldn’t wait to jump in and rip it to shreds. And some others had no idea how a rodeo works in the first place or any knowledge of the equipment used on a saddle bronc or a bareback bronc.
But those commenters made me mad enough to revise, fix some of their issues that I decided I could and would change, and even come up with a new and much better ending. Which possibly you’ve read right here. I did away with downloads here, but if you wanted a copy of your own, Kindle on Amazon or other formats from Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, or a host of other stores online have them ready and waiting for you! And if you do pick one up somewhere, please consider leaving a brief review! I’d much appreciate it!
I can’t wait to see how well it does over the coming months. Meanwhile, I’ll keep tweaking covers for both stories to see if I can entice more readers and have them finally take a chance on entering my world over there near Newport, RI and those fabulous mansions.
And score some great reviews. Have I mentioned that? 🙂 That’d be so much appreciated!
Have a great holiday weekend!