Am I Flawed, Unique, or Just Plain Odd?
One of the questions on the interview is, ‘How many books, do you have out?’
I have four, but two of them are going through revisions. Anyway, I went to see if, The Good Dr. Grant, was still live on Amazon (it is) and found that it has a new review.
I am the type of person who would rather point out all my flaws to you, before you can point them out to me.
Case in point; I gave a proof copy of ‘Chris’ Journey’ to a friend (who happens to be a teacher) And I told her up front, “It’s a good story, but I suck at writing.” Terrible thing to say, isn’t it? Anyway, I haven’t heard if she’s read it, liked it, or tossed it in the trash. Maybe she’s afraid to point out my flaws. Wait! Karen (Yes, her name is Karen also) has never been afraid of pointing out other’s flaws, in a kind gentle way, of course. The next time I see her, she will probably hand me back my book with sentences crossed out in red, words highlighted, etc.
Oh! I was supposed to be telling you about my review! Haha! Sorry, I got sidetracked.
The Good Dr. Grant received a new 3 star review. Not bad, but not great. Average you could say, but it was what the reviewer said that got to me.
She said, “I had trouble with this book. Loved the story line, but found the writing very difficult. Very odd way of writing with many errors. Would not read again.”
Now for the most part, I know there are errors. I jumped the gun and published, but…Odd way of writing? Could you be more specific, please.
The only thing I can think of is, I probably write the way I talk…Backwards.
My favorite fictional character of all time is, Yoda. Why? Because I love the way he talks. “Odd, you are.” As a matter of fact, I am. And I always have been. 🙂
My brother and I both would use the phrase, ‘Are you being have?’ (Not have, with a short A sound, but haaaave with a long A sound), instead of ‘Are you behaving?‘ Strange right? I know! And I have (short A) no idea where we got that!
I am writing a short story to submit to a literary magazine and one sentence stands out to me. I have stared at it countless times, reworded it and changed it back only to reword it again. Which way should it be written? You tell me…
“No, I was just wondering why you are wearing white pants out here.”
“No, I was just wondering, why are you wearing white pants out here?”
Actually to me, they both make sense, but then again, Odd, I am. Or is it, Flawed, I am. Oh well, either way, I know I am unique. 🙂
And Bad reviews sometimes feel like rejection letters. Click on the link below to see how many times some very successful authors had their highly successful books rejected before they were published.
Loved #13. “Rudyard Kipling was told he didn’t know how to use the English language.”
Maybe he wrote backwards like me.