Pre-order Beneath the Layers from NineStar Press!
for my short "After the Dance" and seven other tales
Available April 17
Pre-order City of Dreams from Less Than Three Press!
Available April 18
So it's MARCH and this is my first post of 2017! I know no one's noticed, which is such a relief--I would hate to think I've let anyone down!
ANALYSIS: I love to bitch about bad writing, and someone suggested that this was a good way to turn off readers. Is my blog for readers? ::listens to the crickets:: Well...no. As I slowly immerse myself into the m/m writing community--like deathly slow, because it's made up of people; which aren't really my thing, generally speaking--I was also feeling like I couldn't review books anymore because what if I hurt someone right in the ego? I mean, I don't hate everything I read, obviously. But it's the stuff I don't like that I really want to bitch about. Not the stories that just aren't to my taste, those are fine. It's the stories that have no editing; stiff, unnatural dialogue; utterly implausible human behaviour. Or fail technically with paragraphs of boring descriptions and pages and pages of telling at the expense of the story. Am I writing for other writers to maybe learn what not to do? Not really...
CONCLUSION: I was writing to bitch because I like to bitch about bad writing. No ulterior motives. It's fun! So this is officially no longer a blog (suggestive of regular updates). It's my RAVINGS! And now and then I'll mention some news ::tosses glitter in the air::. Oh, and pretty pictures.