Senseless someday sarcasm : When your book sucks.
It’s 10:30am and I’m finally UP. Yay!
I have walked though the tunnel, I have lived through the trauma of a 1st world disease and understand: It’s worse than breaking a fingernail.
All that is left for me to do? Get off the tressel and run head-long into the on-coming trainwreck called, “Cough all the cr@p out of your lungs.”
I can’t go anywhere in this house without my better half knowing how to find me — just follow the coughing.
Oh…the horror of it all! During the worst of it, there was nothing to do but edit 4 of my books.
!!The first book I edited has been published for years!!
Where is the horror in that? Discovering the first chapter would send anybody away from the rest of the book — as far and fast as possible.
After reading it I asked, “What the hell was I trying to say?”
It was like reading the very first “first draft.” Thus, I heeded Hemingway’s words:
I’m so embarrased that my embarrasment is embarrassed.
I’ll read through the entire book again in a few weeks, and then I’ll ask my Indie Partner to reload the interior.
Yes. It is, quite literally, THAT BAD.
The two things every writer should remember:
- Make the first draft memorable…
- …so that people will read the rest of your book.
All these years, I thought Immortal Sands was my best work.
“Stranded” will be out soon (as in “prior to the 22nd century”). That’s the next on my list to re-read.