I started reading a self-published writer that I follow on twitter, she seems to be really popular, but I’m still only at the beginning of the book. The writing isn’t the best. I went onto her blog once, not because I’m a stalker, but I admire what she has done. She published 3 book in the space of like 3 months.
I can’t even get book 1 out the door, but I don’t think I’d have the balls to go that fast with publishing books. She only started back in 2009. I think, and she had book 1 out by the following year after unsuccessfully enquiring with publishers and agents.
I don’t know. I admire her because that is where I want to be, to have readers, but I wouldn’t be able to just throw them out one-after-another like that.
I bought three of her books because they were free.I can’t get into it. The writing is mediocre and reads rushed, which is understandable because she only took like, on average, a month on each.
This is what I hate about self-published books(not about her books, but self-publishing in general). Buying one and you’re gambling on whether it’s a decent book you can read, or you’ve just wasted your money on a wannabe not-even-half-way-there writer. Most of them are self-published for a reason. They got too eager to be published and couldn’t leave the manuscripts under the bed till they’re ready for a decent round of editing. I’m not saying this about all self-published, but I have yet to come across one that I can honestly read a book through and want to read another one.
I want to find a great self-published writer. That is what I want to do in 2015, find a good writer that nobody knows about.