Sunday, November 22, 2009

I'm back!

and raring to go.
Almost finished chapter 31 tonight; 55,063 word count

Writing tip: When you are published, don't read your reviews. One person says you copied heavily from Tolkien and Lewis; another says your work is refreshingly different from the traditional rip-offs of Tolkien and Lewis. One says your descriptions stink; another says your descriptions are the only thing that saves your hollow plot line and depthless characters. Sigh. Ignore both sides of the criticism. Chances are you aren't that great, but you aren't that bad either.


  1. Well, this is good to know.
    With my first book coming out soon, I have been thinking a bit about what kind of reviews I'll get. I knew before, but this is good for confirmation, that reviews will be fickle.
    Thanks for this post, Mrs. Paul!

    Random Ruthie
    Scribe of the King

  2. Nice word count there, Miss Paul!

    And I agree; thanks for the caution. I like how you optimistically say "WHEN you are published..." ;)