Thursday, November 10, 2011

Time For Published Authors To Re-Evaluate

Today I want to talk to you published authors.

I often joke that there seems to be a breaking point for authors that I see their writing collapse. No, this isn't for every author, but darn it, the trend seems to be there. For some reason, the 7th or 8th book suddenly goes down the tubes. The writing just isn't as vibrant as it was before.

I think this really stems from an attitude that published authors get as they move through their careers. The things they really had to think about when they were writing, (goals, character motivations, plot elements and so forth) have become second nature to them. The problem, however, is that that complacency tends to lead to a sloppiness.

For an author (or for that matter every thing we do), I do believe it is important to stop and think about what we are doing every now and then. It is time to take a breather and HONESTLY examine your writing and the writing process. Are you getting sloppy? You might want to fix it.

Just something to think about.


1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, some of these books are slipping through the editing process at the publisher level. I've read several authors who over time seem to have books published with little or no professional editing simply because of their names. We all need editors, including the multi-published.