|Posted by alexandria Infante on December 6, 2012 at 10:50 PM|
Well Hey everyone,
I know it's been awhile. Been crazy busy, released three more books in the last month, but I may have a break soon lol. With finals being this week and next week, preparing my students for some prime chaos...muhahaha, j/k. I probably won’t have the time to write in the next two weeks.
With this being the holiday season, I'm rushing to get the 11 books from the TBMD series out there, great stocking stuffers, (I know, shameless huh? LOL) Anyway, I think with my birthday coming up, and Christmas, my wish, is to learn how to be an AUTHOR!
I take criticism pretty well, but what bugs me, is when people think one thing, when it’s totally the opposite.
So, you guys know pretty well that I write both the vamp/were and Fae series. My characters have accents, and I just loooove to use British slangs. Nothing send it home like “He’s Tuppin what?” Lol.
Anyway, because of the accents, people seem to mistake them for typos, then either berate my books, or score them low. Now, I wouldn't have a problem if they were crap ( and you guys seem to think not), and it was an honest review; like the story didn’t work for me, the time was off, the characters were hard for me to identify with, or the like. That ‘s fine with me, because I know you can’t please everyone.
However, what I do have a problem with, is when it is a mistake on the readers part.
what I've done, is as thick as it may seem to you guys since you already know my style, I’ve put a word list on the first three pages of the book; and maybe this will help. I won’t change it, because I just feel like, the accents, slangs and what have you give the Characters…CHARACTER.
As a teacher, it truly bugs me for being slammed for grammatical errors, especially when I know there aren’t any. Moreover, there is, its something minor.
One reader said the book was “Riddled with grammatical & spelling errors. That just hurt, because it's posted on a certain site, so I'm pretty much stuck with it.
Another reader gave me three stars on one of my historical, then commenced to go through the book with a fine tooth comb, and what she pointed out, just seemed so trivial to me. Because she said that she really enjoyed the book, and that just kinda seemed like an oxymoron to me.
Needless to say, my sales for that book plummeted, and I’m only just recovering now, because another reader loved the book and rated it 4 stars. Much Love Pgirl!
But I digress,
As I’ve said, this year my Xmas/B-Day My wish, is to Learn to be an Author.
Charlaine, Laurell, Anne, who y’all do it gurl! I seriously need some help!!!
I truly hope this post didn't offend anyone, just what I felt like today...