I’ve just read a bad review, which I will share with you;
Whilst doing my sweep to see if there was any new reviews (there was not), I decided to reread this one, usually it’d fill me with sadness but then I reread it and I figured this isn’t a bad review, well not a bad review about my writing or anything but it’s a bad review because the reader has a preference (don’t we all), the reader prefers more dialogue, so they did not simply enjoy my story because there is more description in there.
I think I shall call this progress as I’m now seeing it as it really is. Sure it sucks that the only review I have on this book is 1 star and so my sales have decreased significantly but hey now I don’t feel very, very, very upset and discouraged when I read this review!
It’s amazing. Complicated. Definitely a learning curve.
So I have recently made this transition, in my writing, in my life and so forth, it’s amazing, there is a years difference but the writing feels 110% different. I first noticed it in my first NA novel, Released, where 19 year old Jason is holding down a job, moving out his parents house and in with his boyfriend, which is miles away from my YA 14 year olds in Year 10 just trying to get through their GCSE’s.
I find the writing process also changes, for a start we have the prospect of sex, we have the prospect of alcohol, we have many new things to approach and play with. Which every time is new and fun to do so.
For example; in Twenty-Two Steps (Coming in August), we approach modern day poverty, drug use, sex, serious relationships and everything else under the sun, everything was a challenge to write and was an even bigger challenge to ensure everything was approached in a sensitive manner.
I enjoy new challenges and the transition that is undergoing is a big challenge which I am ready to conquer.
Gay Brigade: Ryan and Daniel is ALMOST here!
Pre-Order it now!
So I spent a lot of time last night trying to work out which books are in the same years as each other. So here is a quick Bubble Guide!
And as we can see from my quick bubble guide is that my books range from 1995 to 2025, 30 years and (just a little fact,) my first book in 1995 includes the characters that are in 2025.
But what I’m especially looking forward to from the books that are being released in June, July and August is my transition from Young Adult to New Adult!