Do you ever ask yourself, “Why are so many traditionally published books woefully under-edited?”
Sci-fi and fantasy author Michael Drakich does, too.
“Exactly my point. (As if I needed one.) No one cares anymore because they can’t read!”, me shouted loudly.
“If what you say is true, then why am I still spending countless hours having my work critiqued and edited and honing my craft?”
Me gleefully looked gleeful with a gleeful grin in his fully glee lit uniquely colored eyes. “Hey, you want to waste time, that’s your choice. The people will buy what they’re told to buy, whether it’s good or not. That’s how marketing works.”
“You do know you’ve breached a number of writing etiquettes while we’ve been chatting, don’t you?”
“You say potato, I say potato.”
“You said that before. I can see this is going nowhere. I think I’ll go chat with myself instead.”
“Don’t drag me into this.”, said myself.
“I’m ALREADY in it.”, Me growled.
I sighed. There was just no winning the argument. Instead, I decided to get back to my writing. At some point, I hope to get me, myself and I united on this issue, but for now will have to live with only being on the same page.
(reblogged, with permission, from Michael Drakich’s Goodreads blog)
Learn about Michael and his books on his website: Michael Drakich