‘So’, I haven’t heard anybody ask, ‘now your first Novella is out, surely you are simply sitting back and enjoying the fruits of your labours?’
Well, no! For a few reasons, in fact, though only one will make it’s home here.
First of all, so far I only recieved one email by someone who had downloaded a free copy of my Novella. In it, in quite impeccable grammar and not too bad a sense of how things are spelt (which only made it worse, actually), I was accused of ‘conning him into downloading a free eBook’. Oh, okay. Ouch.
He then went on to say that it had been ‘twenty seconds of his time he couldn’t get back’ and for some reason only known to him, wished that I would ‘get some kind of cancer so I’d never waste his time again’.
Great. Well played keyboard warrior!
Okay, so I was a little bothered by it, particularily seeing as I know I’m not as talented a writer as I would like to imagine I am. But that is, essentially (and fairly obviously in parts) what the Novella is about. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, of course, but such vitriol came as somewhat of a surprise.
Thank God my excuse of a subconscious is so intent on psychological (and wholly idiomatical, I’d like to make that clear) self-harm that anything anyone can say wouldn’t make a difference one way or the other!
If I have to write poorly for a long time until I can write well, then that is exactly what I’ll do!
Bring it on internet!