A List of All the Things That Normal People Can Just Do But Are Now Behaviors Because I’m Autistic

So many things on this list that I do.

Aut of Spoons

When I was younger, I was quirky. I didn’t have a diagnosis then, and nobody noticed the myriad of small ways that I managed my sensory world, or if they did they just thought “yeah, she’s a kid, she’s particular and picky.” But then I became and adult and those quirks didn’t go away. I continued to do kiddish things because they felt nice on a sensory level.

And then I got a diagnosis of autism, and I knew that if that had been around for all of my childhood, those quirks wouldn’t have been quirks. They would have been behaviors. There would have been an explicit program introduced into my life to extinguish them. When I was “normal” they were fine, but now that I’m autistic they are signs of my difference, and when you’re disabled every sign of difference needs to disappear. That’s how you survive in the…

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Dear Amazon, WTF????

Jennie Reads

sad amazon

I’m on the naughty reviewer list.

I have posted about 250 reviews on Amazon over the last 8 years; products that I have bought and books that I have read.

Over the last 6 months I have had a few reviews for books by Indie Authors removed.  I broke a guideline without realizing it.  I had the gall to review a book my husband had already read and reviewed.  It seems that Amazon does not believe that I could have a different opinion than my husband.  That I would be biased because my husband had read the same book!  And since I tried to review the same book, my husband would also be biased as his review was removed too.

I have since read the complete Guidelines from Amazon several times and am very careful to follow them.

But, last week an indie author contacted me through my blog and…

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Are DNF reviews really all that helpful?

romarindemetri

This post is full of some hard truths.

When I became and author I made the decision to not leave “Did Not Finish” reviews, and will not currently leave anything less than 3 stars. Yes, reading is subjective, and not everyone will love your story, but the problem I see with DNF reviews is that a reader didn’t actually read through your whole book. Should they post about something they don’t know? That’s the question today.

As a writer, you’re going to catch a reviewer on a day that’s not–how shall I say it– good, and sometimes low stars and DNF reviews happen because a scapegoat is needed, and sometimes, you are the projection of their bad day. Other readers can spot these easily. Still, you spent months writing the book and are responsible for putting it out there, regardless of how people will react to it. You did this…

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Not quite grey, but not bright either – Color Me Grey, a review

Color Me Grey (Alexis Stanton Chronicles #1) J.C. Phelps ...exciting, highly paid position for person with specialized training... Recently unemployed after quitting a boring office job, Alexis Stanton finds a mysterious ad in the help wanted section that might prove to be the answer to her desire for excitement and adventure. After an intense application... Continue Reading →

It’s Sale Time! E-books for only 99¢

Some bargains from a friend.

Jessica Jesinghaus

Everybody loves a bargain! Plus, with the kids back in school that means more reading time, right? Or is that just wishful thinking?

All three of my current books are on offer for just 99 teensy tiny pennies starting Friday 9/22/17. Sale ends at midnight 9/28. Don’t miss your chance to download an adventure.

Pick up copies of Mirror Mirror, Desolation Gulch and From the Shadow for just 99¢ each over on Amazon. Treat yourself. 😎

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