Wow, is all I have to say. Not even the good kind of “wow!” But the kind of wow that makes you want to go back in time, slap your former self in the face, and just scream “what is wrong with you?!”
One of the wonderful followers here at Write to Perfect gave me an opinion on my book, Bloodcrest.
WARNING: BAD PR AHEAD
The review really knocked me down a step. However, despite the fact that the review was far from good (It was well written of course), it gave me some insight on myself as a writer. And, I’ve learned something important that I will fix immediately.
I rush things far too much. This is generally how my writing/editing/publishing goes.
- Write the manuscript
- Send said manuscript to my editor
- Review edits
- Make minor changes
- Skim through the second draft for last minute typos and story flaws
- Become overwhelmed with excitement because I finished a book, (hardly).
- Publish to Lulu
- Get a disappointing review
Like I said before… Wow… Right? I don’t even know how I could allow myself to do such a thing. The fact that I just willy-nilly put my work out there, basically unfinished, for the masses to spend their hard earned money on, is horrible on my part.
Now, before you unfollow my blog and start shouting from the rooftops how reckless of a writer I am, allow me to say that this is the last time that will ever happen. Honestly, the time has come for me to become a real writer. It’s time for me to stop playing games, and stop thinking that I can just pump out all these books. I’m completely embarrassed that I have done such a thing, and that I have put my own name, and my editor’s name in jeopardy. I promise you, gentle followers and readers, that you can expect better from me in the future. You can expect good, quality, completed work. I will be going back through Bloodcrest and scouring each page, paragraph, line, word, and punctuation mark, until I deem it finished. I refuse to let any of you down as readers, and I will do my best to ensure that if you are going to spend your hard earned money on me, it’s going to be worth it.