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.
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There is nothing quite like the pride and joy of knowing you have passed on the love of reading, the love of books, onto your child.
Will he read to me. Nope. Will he let me read to him. Absolutely not. Which when I think about it, is really annoying in some ways, but then again, I’m not a big fan of someone reading my books to me either, so maybe the apple didn’t fall far from the tree after all.
Right now, his favorite book is a book on flags. He has informed me that he is going to go to all the places the flags represent. I better start saving up now, or the next lottery better be mine to win. He has big dreams of all the places he wants to go….all the things he wants to see, and I love it. I love how books have encouraged his imagination to flourish and grow….even if he hoards his books and won’t share with me. lol
Until next week….Happy Reading