Meanwhile, I have added one last novel to my freebies for January. Bloodline is the first novel in an envisioned series about serial killers - a whole multi-generational family of them. I really worked hard on this novel for several months and in the end all I got were complaints. It was too complex. Had too many characters. The protagonist was stupid. And I spelled blonde - well, like that - which was acceptable according to my dictionary, but not according to others. I was so crushed, I haven't publicly been back to the series since. I took it down and went over it, thinking of a rewrite, taking out characters, simplifying. Then I read a few books by other authors with even more characters that had me lost in a few pages let alone a chapter or two, and many other books with protagonists so stupid you wanted to smack them with a brick - and those books had lots of gushy reviews and awards. And I can't really bring myself to rewrite this monster.
Should I go back to it? Rewrite? Say, damn the critics and carry on with the series? I do have at least one fan who wants me to do that - she's dying to find out what happens with Jay and Lily. She's been waiting for about five years to find out. Sorry.
It isn't like I don't have ten more WIP I could be concentrating on.
And it's taking FOREVER to coax Amazon into printing one little 33 page non-fiction booklet...
Blessedbe and thank you for your time
Bloodline - US
Bloodline - UK
Bloodline - Canada
Bloodline - Australia