Writerly Happiness: When Book Reviews Make You Want to Cry

This morning I’m doing that whole “Twenty-first-century-author” type thing. I’m in the backseat of a car, typing away on my laptop while using my phone as a hotspot, and the phone is plugged into an external battery so I don’t have to rush to conserve the juice. Pretty crazy, right?

Today is a happy authorly day for me. Not only did four (!!!) more of you sign up to read Where Dandelions Grow since Saturday night *cue happy dance* but two people have posted reviews on Goodreads. And yes, I will happily admit to getting tears in my eyes when reading the reviews and thinking of how incredibly blessed I am to not only get to be an author but to have you AMAZING people as part of my community.

If you want to check out the reviews that are live, you can look at the Goodreads page for Where Dandelions Grow. I’m also blown away by how many of you have marked the book “To-Read” – Thank you, thank you, thank you! If you haven’t done that, I’d be thrilled if you’d take a moment to do so, and if you want to recommend it to your friends on Goodreads, too? Well, that would be totally amazing as well! 😉



Traveling office – and yes, that is a pile of clothes next to me cause I’m going to the Creation Museum for the week. Y’all should come visit! 😉 

I finally received the final front cover of the book from my designer, so that means I get to send that out in an email to everyone who has signed up to read WDG in exchange for review. Cause you know, they get the first sneak peeks. 🙂 (You want to get into the fun? It’s still not too late to sign up! Tomorrow is the Five-Weeks-Until-Release-Day! *cue yet another happy dance*)


This morning I’m also working on sending out info to everyone who has signed up to be part of the Cover Reveal team because the Cover Reveal is only eight days away! (If you’d like to take part in that, but don’t have time to read and review the book, you can email me at aidylewoh@gmail.com – We’re going to have lots of fun with Giveaways and all that.)

Among other writerly things that I’ve done recently, on Friday and Saturday I sent 38 emails, wrote 11 book reviews, scheduled two (book review) blog posts, and hung out on quite a few blogs. That’s in addition to having an already-busy weekend (which included packing for this week, having a bunch of company, and hanging out at my sister’s house).

And speaking of busy, we’re only about a half an hour away from the Creation Museum so I’d better sign off here so I can send out those emails. Have a delightful Monday, y’all! Thank you SO MUCH for being part of my journey as an author. Your support and community mean an incredible amount to me! 🙂

8 thoughts on “Writerly Happiness: When Book Reviews Make You Want to Cry

  1. Bekah says:

    Reviews are awesome, Lydia. So glad you’ve been so blessed. 🙂 I’m really looking forward to hopefully delving into ‘WDG’ this week. So excited to be a part of your book release!

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      YAY! I’m looking forward to you reading it, too. 🙂 And yes! I’ve been so, so blessed! I’m so thankful for the friendships I’ve been graced with thanks to this blog.


  2. Emma says:

    Hey we were at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter last weekend.😁 I really really enjoyed it!
    And I’m so glad your dreams of publishing another book are being realized!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lydia Howe says:

      That’s so cool! I’m glad you could visit both places. They’re amazing, aren’t they?

      And YAY for dreams coming true! 🙂


    • Lydia Howe says:

      Yep! This book has been a really good experience so far. 🙂
      And I’m having a great time at the Creation Museum. It’s one of my favorite places to visit.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. httdiaryofahomeschooler says:

    I’m on the fifth chapter of WDG, and I am so glad I signed up! I’m really enjoying it so far. 🙂

    -Gray Marie

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