Today, I thought I'd question my readers on some things I've been pondering lately.
First, questioning quantity.
I love blogging, it's exercise for my writing muscles, but I'm always unsure how many posts a week people want. Challenges like A to Z and May's Blogathon inspire me to post daily, but can most readers keep up with that? Do they want to?
Please help me out by answering this poll.
Second, questioning quality.
I love to read, and nothing distracts me more than errors throughout a story. I'm a firm believer in not giving a reader any excuse to disengage from your work. Poor grammar, bad punctuation, awkward sentences... it all distracts me from the story.
But what's acceptable?
I have to admit I'm more critical of traditionally published novels. Those novels get the benefit of an experienced and focused editing department. A few errors in one of those novels comes across as sloppy. However, I understand more errors in independently published books. I'm still picky and those authors aren't off the hook, but it's hard to find a trustworthy professional editor who knows what they are doing.
Are you more lenient about errors in independently published books? Will you put a book down for having too many errors, or can an amazing story hold your attention?
Thanks for helping me today! I hope you'll be back for more fun, R to Z.
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