I was reminded by my editor TeNderLoin, "Remember, "quality over quantity"! Speed is unimportant. As long as you turn out good chapters, the readers' mild complaints can be ignored."
He is right.
When I started this story it was not going to be read by anyone but me, but as I showed in an earlier post, I was coerced into posting and I am very happy with the outcome. I was actually frightened, "Would anyone like what I write? Would anyone actually read my story? Would anyone actually care enough about the world I was creating that they would share their thoughts and concerns with me about the story be they good or utterly stupid.
Basically, would readers treat my story like I treat other stories here on SOL. Would they worry when a new chapter hasn't been posted and anxiously wait for the new chapter like I do with several other stories? Boy was I surprised by the support I received as well as the notes from other authors I highly respect taking the time the write me small notes of encouragement and to have some of those same writers call themselves fan of my work. It is a bit overwhelming but I genuinely love it.
But I am learning to just go ahead and write. I initially wanted to post every week but the size of my chapters was going to make that only possible if I wrote at least 3 or 4 hours everyday. That ain't possible, I mean I need to watch some TV and then there are other stories on SOL I want to keep reading and in many cases re-reading.
The support and the after nine chapters my first of a few bad critiques, all make me want to continue. So here is my pledge, I will continue with this story and find out what happens to everyone in this little world I have created.
I am already seeing possibilities for other stories I might be able to branch out into but I digress.
If you keep reading and letting me know what you think, then I'll keep writing. Whaddaya say?
Oh by the way... chapter 11 of Mayhem in a Pill is in the queue. Enjoy. And as always let me know what you think!