I so wanted to get my work out that I took short cuts and destroyed my novel openings. Joined a Beta reading group, while I was devastated over the reviews, I did learn some valueable lessons.
- Never take it for granted that your work has been corrected. I trusted a couple of people to format and proof read my work. I got comforatable leaving my success to others and it costed be big time. So I pulled all my novels down and decided to re-read them again myself. Was I that retarded in writing 4 drafts with language that was so confusing ~ I felt as though someone else wrote the work? After re-reading the novel twice and reading the reviews left by my peers, I threw it across the table and didn’t look at the computer for three weeks.
Waking up at three in the morning, I gathered the pages placed them in order and brewed a pot of coffee. One of the few time in my life when I so wanted a cig ~ chewed 4 sticks of gum instead and pulled out my 300 soundcloud House Music saved likes and played it. Sorry neighbors. Reading my novel out loud. I’ve made my own corrections thanks to ProWritingAd ~ I know Grammely is the rave, but to me it’s a pain in the ass. So this time once I’m finish I do know of a great formatter and I’m going to replace my works on Amazon and Goodreads. Being bold and resubmit my piece to the same beta reading group. Hiopefull, the reviews will be different.