How just a few words can make all the difference in your psyche!

It’s Friday and around here that usually means an entry in the #MFRWauthor 52 week blog challenge. This week’s topic was Meet my Pets. Since I have no pets, I didn’t see the need to write anything. So that left me with a bit of a blog hole.


You all know my newest Lyrical Shine release, A SHOT AT LOVE, dropped on 10.3.17. I’ve been involved in a busy blog tour for the past month promoting it. Well, the reviews have started to shower in an I can’t believe how amazing they’ve been. Truly. Hearing readers I DON’T PERSONALLY KNOW praise the book has been so ego inflating at a time when my fragile little psyche has been battered and bruised.

Let me ‘esplain.

I have one more book for Lyrical, CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, due to release on 4.3.18 (available for preorder right now — shameless plug).

After that….I have no more book contracts. I’ve been writing up a storm and trying to get the next book sold, but so far, nada. Since I started this journey in 2015 I have never NOT had a book contract coming down the pike. This is a new experience for me and one, I will admit, that has me terrified. I retired so I could write and PUBLISH full time. I’ve been doing my end of the bargain….now I need a publisher to help me along that track. The added insult is that I still haven’t been able to get an agent. If I had one, I feel, navigating this publishing quagmire would be easier. But… what can you do? This is me, shrugging with acceptance.

Now, during this soul sucking time, my reviews have been coming in. Truly, peeps, these kind words have inspired me, strenghtened my resolve to keep writing, and put a smile in my heart. This one came in yesterday and I’m still tickled pink about it:

“Thank you for writing another great story, Peggy Jaeger!

Who remembers Alias, the TV show starring Jennifer Garner? Well, I was such a HUGE fan of Alias and Sydney Bristow.

Gemma, the heroine, in this story reminded me of her. Gemma was so kick-ass, feisty, and strong. And Ky. Ky. Sigh. So dreamy and hot!

I loved the fast pace of the story. I loved the chemistry between Gemma and Ky. Each scene was so vividly described that reading felt like watching an incredible good action-themed tv show/movie.

I couldn’t put this book down. So, so, so, so good.

If you like your romance books with action/suspense/FBI-related arcs like I do, I would definitely recommend this book.”

Warms the cockles of my fragile little ego’s soul, it does!!!

So, enough bellyaching. Back to my WIP. Maybe I’ll have a Christmas miracle this year and be offered a 5 book deal from the publisher of my dreams…. maybe.

When I’m not being depressed ( not really, heehee!) you can connect with me here: Tweet Me//Read Me// Visit Me//Picture Me//Pin Me//Friend Me//Google+Me// Triber// Book Me



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9 responses to “How just a few words can make all the difference in your psyche!

  1. Donna Simonetta

    This was a great post, Peggy! Thanks for your honesty. There are days I feel as though I’m a complete failure––the struggle to find readers is frustrating and never-ending––and I look on social media, and everyone is always so upbeat. It makes me feel worse. Loser City! While I don’t want you to be unhappy, it is consoling to know that I’m not alone in these moments! And for the record…I LOVE your books!
    : )

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  2. Peggy Jaeger

    Donna – we need to raise each other up!! that’s always been my goal – in writing and life. I want other writers to know they are never alone in how they feel inadequate at times!! We all suffer thru it and the times when we hear praise should be food for our tortured souls!!!


  3. Hi Peggy, I’ve enjoyed reading all your books. And there have been so many in a short period of time. Hang in there! 🙂

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  4. Peggy Jaeger

    Joanne- #blessyou my writing friend! I know there is light at the end of my tunnel – God, I hate cliches! but that one is true! heehee


  5. Oh, come on, Peggy, admit it: your books are your pets. And your babies.


  6. What a great review! You are an inspiration to me. 🙂 Fingers crossed for your dream publisher!

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  7. Your voice is strong. You will get to the next level.

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  8. This is the time for you to step back and smell the sweet roses of your success. All will happen in its time. Wonderful post, Peggy. And I love how we all inspire one another. xo


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