Yes, I realize I have not posted for some time and I am hoping that July finds me getting back on track; however, the sheer volume of stories, anthologies, and collections that I have sloughed through has been eye-opening.
I understand that there are times where you “get what you pay for” and in the case of free books you are truly taking chances into your own hands, but I have curtailed my reviewing process as I trudge through the pages.
Independent authors do not necessarily have the means to hire professionals to properly edit and proof their writing and that I understand completely. And I am not an educated person in the ways of all things editing and grammar but when a story is riddled with errors it does begin to affect my ability to remain objective and focus on the plot. When there is a plot. Most of these novellas and short stories are basically just opportunities to write explicit sex scenes with words joining them together. And if they were properly written I would likely be okay with that, but is there no one in the author’s circle that goes, “You know, you should A, B, or C this…”? It just gets frustrating to force myself to read through when what I would really like to do is just start something new. But I continue my reading in the hopes that I can eventually put it behind me.
So not only is this blog behind in reviews, I am even more delayed in keeping my goodreads account updated. I believe it reflects a “currently reading” status on a book that was completed in two days. And that was weeks ago!
So understand that I am “fighting the good fight” as I try to finish up yet another collection of novellas and short stories with abundant errors in spelling, editing, and (more often than not) missing plots. And will be back and posting reviews as soon as I am able to find a book worth publicizing.