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Well, that wasn’t quite what I had in mind

Jul 23, 2011 | content | 2 comments

I know I said I wanted to simplify my life, but this wasn’t quite what I had in mind…..

First up though – good news.

My dissertation was handed in on Thursday.  I’m so excited that I managed it, and am delighted that I got through it in one piece, more or less.  In the end I never handed in the story I wrote at the beginning of the year, that I’ve prepped to hand it in and instead ran with the first half of a new Elliot and Morri novella.  It’s done, dusted, handed in.  And all I need do is wait for the confirmation that it’s been received and I’m all good.

And the bad news.

I think all I need to is link this site and leave it at that.

Sometimes I’m truly ashamed to be an indie writer, and I’m hoping that shame wears off before I’ve got to actually help some of my indie writing friends, or it’s going to colour my enthusiasm and they don’t deserve that.


  1. stone

    You got me curious, I checked the web cache of your link…

    How could anybody complain about those reviews?

    Try to help people and they take offense… an honest critique is more helpful than a buncha attaboys… Even when the critique hurts.

    Ever offer someone some feedback and they can’t stop defending their work long enough to hear your point?

    As long as they’re arguing about it, they can’t improve.

  2. Bonnie Rice

    I don’t get it either. Most of us have to pay an editor to tell us what we did wrong in the details–why shouldn’t we be glad to find out what we did wrong in the generalities for free?

    I get that the book is already written and published, but that information ought to be helpful for the next book–if there is a next book coming. Even if I don’t agree with the critique, it helps me to recognize what some of my potential readers are thinking.

    Is there anywhere you can go to get an honest review? Is there anywhere I can go to find out which authors are really great–as opposed to which authors can get the most friends to give them positive reviews?

    I was really looking forward to reading those reviews.


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