give it a try as my streak of winning things here and there finally kicked in.
After receiving the message of I have won a copy I was excited, and waiting for
the book to arrive in the mail seemed to be an eternity! She was also giving
free copies away on Kindle, but I like the physical aspect of the books and was
looking forward to taking pictures of it to share with everyone.
I have mentioned before that I am not good at reviews, usually the extent is, ok lets move on or this is awesome and needs to be shared with the world. This book is awesome and needs to be shared with everyone and really wanted to share it here on Superheroes.XYZ so before we get to my review lets hear from Paige herself.
adult novel, and it follows the life of a girl named Barbara Jenkins. As you
read through her diary you learn, that she’s always felt invisible. And through
a crazy-random-happenstance she’s thrust into a world of first friendships,
conventions, and learning to step out of her comfort zone.
inspiration to write Confidence?
conversation with my husband while we were talking about conventions spawned the
whole idea. (And actually one of the last scenes) I would say more but it would
be kind of a big spoiler. 😛
the characters of Barbara and Cassie come from?
really all of us, she’s in this point in her life where she really just feels
invisible, like a background character of her own story. We’ve all been there,
or maybe are currently there right now.
inspired by the seemingly perfect girl you wish you could be best friends with.
She oozes confidence, charisma, has amazing hair and style. To Barbara, she’s
most relate to in the story and why?
kooky and awkward.
challenging part about writing confidence?
block, and self-doubt. When you’re working on a new story, It’s easy to feel
like it’s “too silly” or not going to be good enough. I had a lot of those
moments. I was really grateful for my husband who inspired me to keep writing,
and I think the rapid pace of NaNoWriMo really helped me not to overthink things
How is it sharing confidence with people and conventions and other events
that launched her into the world of geekdom was SuperEpicCon, what was your
convention or time when you knew that is where you belonged?
different sorts of conventions, comic, anime, my firsts experiences as a vendor
where actually at horror conventions. They all have really different feelings,
and all of those first experiences were incredible and taught me a lot. But, I
think one of the first times I really felt like I was embraced by a community
was LeakyCon 2014. It was honestly the warmest convention experience and such a
non-judging and accepting environment. At the core of the convention I feel like
not only to the people attending want to celebrate their fandoms, but also to
spread joy and positivity and I think that’s pretty special.
feeling, I’m looking forward to seeing it grow.
free…was there any alternate endings to this story or was the one we get to read
the same from start to finish? If not what made you choose the one you
ending first! Besides some minor tweaking everything story-wise is pretty much
the same from start to finish.
confidence was there a tip or piece of advice that really stuck out to you?
and writers block and make your fingers type. Yes, it’s good to have a plan, but
also sometimes let your characters go a little crazy and do something even you
don’t expect. :p But above all things keep writing. You can do this! And I
encourage you all to join me in this years NaNoWriMo [National Novel Writing Month]
sandwiches. <3 Especially the cucumber ones.
|The first snapshot when I received my copy|
I enjoyed this book very much as it was fun to read, I think that by meeting one person can completely change everything seemed to draw my attention. I have only read one other book with a character that I can closely relate to.
This is the second one I was able to relate to the character more than others not necessarily in some of the things that happens to Barabara through the book story but some of the feelings and things she says. Having a character to relate to made me enjoy the book even more with the “oh wow” moments as if I have wrote the words on the page myself, that is what made this book very enjoyable for me to read.
Have you obtained your copy of Confidence yet? What did you think of it?