I think as a reader I can tell when the author is in flow. I think as a reader I can also tell when they are not. For me, this is part of the driving force to writing as I try to smooth the transitions and hide the pages that were written in a manic panic as the deadline loomed. It may not be that the sentences are any less polished, or the editing isn’t right on point…I think it is a feeling that we have as we build our vision of the world we are reading.
I’ve said it before, readers are SMART…but they are more than that too…readers are sensory, and writers need to remember this. The words are often trying taskmasters as they fight for a place on the page, but we have to remember the goal and the end result as we work, or we will just as surely toss the reader off the tale and miss holding their focus if we do not do the whole process in favor of the deadline.
As the red pen here at EBB I’ve said it many times to multiple authors…I would rather put out a book late that is right, than one time completely wrong. What about you? Would you rather have a book right on time or early…if it means that it is less than what you expect?
I didn’t think so.
Posted in Savie Shenanigans, Uncategorized
Tagged advice, books, deadlines, ideas, inspiration, life, observations, readers, timelines, truth, work, writing
I have a wicked migraine that is kicking my ass. I am severely sleep deprived for reasons I’d rather not publish as they have to do with a child and her circle…but the crazy is interfering with my sleep and thus, but brain is in full out rebellion. I have several projects that must be finished asap so I’m sending out a call for best migraine solutions and how to get worth while sleep on a short schedule. I’m afraid the clock is against me now.
Posted in Savie Shenanigans
Tagged advice, books, coordination, desperately seeking sleep, dreams, Eclectic Bard, Eclectic bard books, effort, journey, motivation, persistence, reality, Savannah Verte, schedule, truth, words, work, writer, writing
One of the things you often hear/read well-known writers tell new and aspiring authors to do is read. Read a lot. Read books in your genre. Read the authors whose style you wish to emulate….not work…just style of writing. (plagiarism is a BIG no no.) Anyway, I’m good with the reading advice. I love it.
Here’s the problem. Finding the time to read. Not having anything to read isn’t a problem. Trust me…I’m constantly buying books. Print…e-book….sometimes both. If all the books on my Kindle were in print, there’d be no room for furniture in my living room. As it is, my to be read pile is growing by leaps and bounds and I’m so behind on series by some of my favorite authors that I wonder if I’ll ever catch up. Probably not, but there is always the hope. 😉
I have a story I have to finish before I can indulge. Once The Veiled Path to Destiny~The Veil Book 2 is complete and off to the printers, I plan on taking a week to do some catch up reading before starting a new story. Such is the life of a writer…you read when you can, and you enjoy it all the more.
On that note…There are readers waiting for the second book in the Veil series, so I’m off to put some words on the page.
Until next week…Happy Reading!
Posted in Jolanthe's Musings and Ramblings
Tagged advice, books, dreams, effort, influence, Jolanthe Aleksander, journey, motivation, stuggle, The Veil Book 2, The Veil Series, The Veiled Path to Destiny, words, writer, writing