Let the debate begin.
When I was traipsing through the uncharted territory of publishing, I came to understand that there are two things that make a book amazing.
Type #1 – People who can write beautifully, but don’t have a story to tell.
Type #2 – People who can’t write beautifully, but have a story to tell.
Arguably there is a third type, people who have a story to tell and can write beautiful, but those people are rare and it doesn’t mean they’ll be more or less successful than the other types.
I class myself more in the Type #2 category. I’m not the best writer out there, I’m always learning, always attempting to get ahead of the curve. I write decently, but my first drafts have always needed a lot of work. I might be being hard on myself, but the writing is what makes the story come alive.
I’ve had the same story in my head for more than a decade. It took six years to get the first part of that story right. The second and third were easier but I’m always searching for new words to explain things. I’m in a perpetual state of improving my writing and I don’t think I’ll ever stop being a forever student.
So there you have it, I have a story to tell you, but sometimes I might not choose the best words to tell it. I might stumble, I might repeat myself, I might miss typos in the text. All the same, I hope you enjoy the story, and what’s at the core of that story.
Thinking about the next three and a half books in this series I’m really looking forward to breathing life into it. I can’t wait for you to get a chance to read it.