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Early Scores

May 4, 2013
Posted at 6:41 pm

I am amazed that someone can attribute a score to a story that has just begun. For me, the first few chapters of a continuing story are merely an introduction to the real story. It is in the later chapters where the real action develops. I'm nearing the end of a Tom Clancy novel in which the first 700 pages appear to be all background for the main action.
Some of you have given ratings for a story that is just beginning. You don't even have a clue where the story will go. Well, let me tell you, it's going to take you on a wild and exciting adventure.It is my desire to keep you thoroughly entertained. But before that all happens, the groundwork needs to be laid.
I know that there are some people who will give out a very low score. I know from experience, that there are people on this earth that I will never understand.
However, I am thankful for the folks who give the story a higher grade, early on, which helps to counteract the excessively low scores.
If the score is too low, the readers may not read and the writer may just give up. I suppose that is what some folks are banking on.
What a quandary!