2.22.2012

SITREP

My apologies to readers for the lack of posts so far this week. Circumstances in the real world have kept me away from the internet and writing in general for the past week or so. Things seem to be calming down somewhat and I hope to get back on-track soon.

Now, as for Call to Arms, your usual Wednesday feature, I've come to somewhat of a crossroads with the project and am trying to decide what to do. I recently found another reviewer, and one who gave a very honest and hard-hitting critique that is causing me to seriously reconsider the whole thing. I believe massive re-writing will be needed at the very least so that sets things back a lot. Plus I am also reconsidering my plans to self-publish -- I do not want to put poor work out there. I may settle for releasing it on this blog in a very unofficial capacity.

... also, I cut my handlebar moustache off yesterday. I go through phases where I love it, then I loathe it and cut it off, then after a year or two clean shaven I miss it and grow it back.

2 comments:

Sophia's Favorite said...

You definitely need to be cautious about reconsidering an entire project based on one review—always get a second opinion on that kind of thing. The little bits of "Call to Arms" that I've read here have been pretty good. What did the reviewer say to prompt this reaction?

Nicholas D.C. Wansbutter said...

Thanks for the encouragement.

Well, we shall see. I'm going to meet this "reviewer" in the coming weeks to discuss his critique and we'll see where I go from there.

I am cognizant of the dangers of reconsidering a whole project based on one review, but this particular review is from a fellow writer who I respect and whose work I admire. Also, maybe I am reading too much into this, but numerous other people I gave the manuscript to never gave any feedback -- although this could be due to never having read so much as a line rather than because they didn't like it but didn't want to hurt my feelings.

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