I need to set this up first, otherwise shooting myself in the foot, which I plan to do in a minute, isn’t going to work.
When a writer needs to explain something about their work, whether before or after publication, it’s as though they’re intimating that the work is incomplete. In groups I’ve run and classes I’ve taught in the past, whenever writers read their material aloud, rather than giving everyone an introduction or preamble, I always encouraged them to dive in and let the writing speak for itself.
That’s the pure way, the artistic way – takes some courage but it was always worth it for the feedback from listeners hearing it ‘cold’ rather than prepped.
Ahem. Now then…
*aims Glock at tarsals*
Seeing as it’s been almost four years since the Black Dawn series was published, there’s something I want to tell you.
Keeping an eye on Goodreads reviews is a great way for authors to gauge how their work is received by a wide selection of booklovers.
In fact, if it wasn’t for Goodreads, I’d never have discovered that hardly any readers understand why these two books became a series.
Here’s the truth: Continue reading