Quoting my comment response: “Great rant. Now go read my YA series. (www.returnnovel.com). You’ll have little to worry about little there except dueling narratives, character overload, glossary-free jargon and endless rewrites, but I suppose all ya’ll have to tolerate *some* of my indulgences. . . . Sticking to an otherwise uncritical or conservative reader’s comfort zone is what audiences latch onto and what uncreative or conservative media companies want to produce. What you’re proposing is challenging for a lot of readers. Now, *You*[sic] may want to be challenged, *I* may want to be challenged and most of the readers of our respective blogs want to be challenged, but it’s a much tougher sell to challenge a reader with intricate, well-rounded literature.”
Even as I’m slogging through the second edition of Book 1, I’ve been plinking through the final act of Book 2, Dreadknight. All I can say at this point without spoiling too much is that it will involve a rather interesting air raid.
I’ve also decided on keeping the blog on WordPress.com for now, but I’m going to scape up the money to ditch the ads sometime this month. Rejoice.
Speaking of ads, I’ve set up an e-mail list, but I will only bug you with actual publishing updates, as well as discount promotions, when available because I hate spam as much as you do.
Finally, I turned Likes back on for some posts, so please like my stuff if you like, like it. -James Kresnik
I hope everyone has launched into the new year in good spirits and in good shape. My 2013 was–how shall we put it–an exciting and perilous year for myself, along with many other aspiring authors who are taking our first modest, shaky steps into self publishing. Continue reading RE: START 2014