This post was inspired by something I read on a social media site I’ve since lost track of. What caught my attention in that particular post and subsequent posts, is writers expressing concern about their writing abilities.
Now, it might be impolite or not proper to confess this but straight up, no fluff, and no swaggering around, I not only know I am writer, but a damn good writer. I really believe this, however biased, arguable or invalid this perception.
With that asserted I must admit to occasional lazy writing, along with this one… taking to heart critiques about my work. Admittedly, I enjoy hearing remarks about my books (i.e., NOT ME). Hearing I needed to expand on the original edition of Leiatra’s Rhapsody was how I ended up with a five-part series, not without mention… how I grew Leiatra’s Rhapsody from 70,000 words to over 100,000 words. Shucks, that critique didn’t set me back at all.
Writing less complex sentences and toning down my stories were other remarks I've taken to heart as well. Yeah, I decided to write more stories (in easier reading styles) to satisfy the first critique. As for the latter I got a little ornery and...well... well I turned the dial up, despite being so smitten by the critique that it remains a dream to write a story my mother will want to read. Admittedly this is a challenge. My hat sincerely goes off to writers who I’ve read that can pat their tummies and rub their head at the same time.
All that expressed, my best books in terms of writing ease, a deeply-rooted premise and gram slam ending is Storytella, A Piece of Peace, Pleasure, and Lock Box.
Six Other Confessions;
— I enjoy reading more than writing.
— STILL, I write every SINGLE day.
— 10,000 words is the most I’ve written on one story in one day; 3000 words is the average.
— Though I work on one story at a time, I usually work on a few books a year.
— The quirkiest place I've ever written was on the back of my bed. (I felt this was the best place to air my diary... that was until I left home and my parents read the back of my bed.) Ouch!!!
— About my published books; Double Dare was the most fun to write... the Rhapsody Series (all 5 books) – most nostalgic… and grinded my teeth writing God Be the Glory, Black Table, Mindless, and Pretty Inside Out.