Monday, October 12, 2015

If Your Told You Must Revise Your Manuscript, What Will You Decide?

Recently I have had to deal with an issue I never dreamed would happen - one of my beta reader's said part of my new manuscript was flat. At first I was devastated, but then soon realized I should chalk it up as a learning experience.

So, back to the drawing board, or writing board as it were.

I knew that the past year was filled with a lot of setbacks, and stresses, so obviously it came out in my writing. Once I got past the initial shock, I decided I would need to fix these areas even though it would prevent me from publishing anytime soon. I simply will not put my book out to the public without it meeting my expectations, and most certainly, my readers also.

I know there are authors out there who, instead of reworking their manuscript, decide it's too much work and publish it anyway. I, for one, realized that it would come back on me with bad reviews and the like. I don't want to lose my fans - they mean to much to me.

This can happen from time to time and the important thing is - to take the time to do it right.

Those writers out there who decide not to fix what your editors say to fix, or listen to your beta-readers when they make comments that are corrective criticism, well it will come back to haunt you at some point. Better to do right by your name and your work. I mean, after all, isn't that why you turned to them in the first place - to tell you what needs fixed?!

So, don't worry, Lore will be published, and it will be before you know it. Please have patience with me, I will get it done.

I'll keep you informed as to the latest progress! Have a nice week all!

Love, Lisa

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