Very well said. I am biased, but editing truly can make or break a book. Why slave and put your heart and soul into something and not want the best possible product. It’s like making a beautiful golden brown, flaky crust on an apple pie but not put the apples in. It looks good and tastes good on the outside but something’s missing and you’re disappointed. No editing is perfect, but it’s worth the the time and effort for the reader…who is spending their money and time to enjoy what you’ve written. Make it worth their time and journey. Make it something to be proud of. In the end, it will do better and your readers will thank you by repeat purchases and support.
It’s nice to be wanted. I know every Indie writer searches for an avid reader like me. I speed read and can easily devour up to 80,000 words a day. I’m always hungry for a good story. I will overlook a lot for that elusive plot that will submerse me in another time and place, leaving behind the troubles of this world.
I’m willing to take on any genre, although I’m not fond of horror. Even then it depends on the voice of the writer and the plot line. It should be a dance between me and the author. I want to be treated with respect and given their finest product.
Yet, I’m finding more often in the Indie world it’s about the writer’s ego and less about my enjoyment. I’m left to fend for myself. I flounder in poor grammar, sentences that make no sense, wandering plots and…
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