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  • Writer's pictureCatherine C. Heywood

You Get a Taco

So here’s the thing about tacos: Their delicious. I could eat them every day, two and three times a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tacos on my eggs, tacos in my soup, tacos in my tacos, and never get sick of them. When I’m feeling blue, I think, “A taco would be good right about now.” And you know what, it always is. I know what you’re thinking: “This woman is crazy for tacos.” You’d be right. You’re thinking, “How ‘bout a sandwich every now and again?” Or, “What about mashed potatoes, those are good.” Well, they are good. But not nearly as good as tacos.

END SCENE on the ridiculous love affair with tacos.

The truth? Reviews are even more delicious. (And margaritas, but that’s another post. Don’t you worry, I’ll get to it.) ESPECIALLY to an aspiring writer like me. It’s pure joy to write these stories—all the research and discoveries, figuring out what drives my characters, what’ll happen and how I can leave breadcrumbs (yes, there are always crumbs). I love it all! If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be doing it. But it’s nerve-wracking, gut-wrenching, double-whiskey-drinking terror to send them out for the world to read.

So here’s when I flash my dimples (I knew they would come in handy one of these days) and make a simple request: If you enjoyed a story of an aspiring writer (GIRL IN BATH, for instance), would you consider taking just a minute to rate and review it? It means so much (more than you can possibly know) to be able to read those kind words. And did you know that Amazon has thresholds for free marketing? The higher your sales and reviews, the more likely they are to recommend your book to others reading similar books. Yeah, it’s cool. You really can do a lot by doing a little.

I’m so grateful for you all. Your support truly does mean so much.

Tune in next time when I may or may not go off on my new-found love affair with elderflower liqueur cocktails. Mmm…elderflower.

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