I am writing a novel, my 11th book. I really like my own writing. I read somewhere that If you don't like your own writing, do not expect anyone else to. LOL. It will take 3-5 months from start to publication. Many hours for me and as many hours for the proof readers. The last proofers: Evelyn, Sherry and JoAnn seldom find errors, well seldom more than 5 a page. LOL They make me look good! This one I have declared will have NO mistakes or errors. (Okay maybe two!).... Bonnie (Organic Discourse), who comments here also knows because she proofed one of my books, and made me look good also. LOL I have published the last couple books in ‘Large’ print. ’16 pt’ font. It is easy for kids to read, no matter their age. I will try to keep this book to 200 pages. Funny that. 3 months work minimum, and hopefully it will give someone 5-8 hours of pleasure to read it. That makes me happy.
And then I devour a book by my favorite authors: Jack Higgins, Clancy, Baldacci, Archer, Ludlum, Cussler, Follett, Grisham and many more, while doing so, I do it without a thought of the time they spent to provide me with the enjoyment.
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It is the nature of the business. To them it is love and a business. They have become wealthy from a labor they love. Of course it is the dream of any fledgling author to be discovered and see their books become best sellers and a movie. I share that dream of course, but I KNOW it is actually a one in a BILLION chance. HEY, I will win the lottery first, but that won’t be a bad second place, huh?
This is my forth or fifth life, I am a lucky dude. I have enjoyed ALL my lives. The life just before this one, was most enjoyable. Most homes I built took about the same amount of time it takes to write and publish a book. A buyer paid much more for the house than for one of my books, but they can enjoy it for many years if they so desire. I pass houses I built in North Carolina when there. A few are still owned by the original buyer. Some of those have taken the time to tell me they appreciate the workmanship and durability of the home.
I have tried to take my mentor’s advice. Accept compliments with grace (but add a grain of salt), And Always take criticism seriously. I do.
Now in closing, THANK YOU for taking the time to visit.