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Anonymous Feedback

September 6, 2016
Posted at 4:51 pm
Updated: September 6, 2016 - 5:21 pm

I appreciate all the feedback that I get, both positive and negative, constructive, or otherwise. I respond to all feedback, thanking the person and responding to any critiques (mostly saying I agree, though occasionally explaining why I disagree).

Of course, I can't do that for anonymous feedback. Here's an excerpt from some feedback I wanted to respond to, but couldn't:

I've read every bit of your story up to book 4 chapter 53. Your story is good but you have overdone the flash sex angle to the extreme. This story could be told in less than half the verbiage and be more than an excellent story.

There are certainly quite a few sex scenes in the earlier books, but as the story unfolds, they no longer dominate the story, the the point where they become relatively rare towards the end of AWLL1. AWLL2 has far fewer sex scenes (though they are there).

Whether or not there are 'too many' is really in the eye of the beholder. This is my first attempt at fiction, and I've learned a LOT since I wrote the first book. If I had to do it over, I would make some changes. What those would be, I have no idea, since once the story is on paper (or electrons), it's a coherent whole. Changing something early on might mean going back to change other things later on, and that is a risk I decided not to take.

When I finished AWLL (and I don't know how long this particular serial will continue at this point), I'll write something new, and take into account everything I learned by writing this one. And that was a lot.

I appreciate the feedback from this anonymous reader. Hopefully, he'll see this response.