The following post has nothing to do with the lovely people at Vamplit publishing…
I hate to air my dirty laundry in public, but a recent incident had got me thinking…and thinking… and thinking.
What do we do if someone’s effort to ‘improve’ your book are falling far from the mark? Do we continue to faithfully listen to someone else’s advice even though alarm bells are going off, or do you have to stand your ground? Just because someone may have more education when it comes to writing, does that automatically make them a better writer? I don’t think I am precious about my writing and I am always keen to learn, but what if you honestly believe what is being ‘taught’ is ruining your book?
At what point do you make the decision to agree to disagree and go your separate ways? And what happens next? All of a sudden you are in the messy world of contracts and who owes who what. Oh boy…
Wanting to have something published is only natural for a writer, but is it better to remain unpublished than to have something published you are unhappy with? I think I would rather go unpublished, and for me the reality of this has sadly happened.
In the end it simply comes down to faith – faith in your own abilities and faith in eventually finding a publisher who will suit you.
I have faith.