Saturday, May 16, 2015
I am a little sad that I allowed substandard product to be out there so long. But now I am proud that I have three excellent books published as ebooks and paperbacks. Trust me, this is no easy feat. I pride myself on my stories, on my character interactions, and on my ability to bring the unexpected twist to my tales. I knew I was not a grammarian, and I am historically a terrible speller. But, boy howdy, was I ever soft it the technical areas.
At least I learned. From now on, any novels I publish will be professionally vetted. The issue with this addition, as an indie author, is cost. I can have a 100, 000 word novel scanned professionally for superficial errors for around $500. It is easy to pay more. Real "tear-apart" editing would be more like a thousand dollars. Fortunately, I can afford this luxury. I fell for the bulk of my peers who probably find this type of cost unbearable.
But, bottom line, I am now content and pleased with my published works. Going forward, as I promote them and people read them, I will know the only issue is the quality of my writing. I feel I'm strong there, but if I'm not, well then, I guess I will need a new hobby. RC airplanes, anyone?