You may have discerned by now that I read a lot of books. And, you know, every once in a while I actually write. I try very hard to research things I don’t know and I always question because I want what I write to be right, or as close as I can get. (And I really hate for people to point how how wrong I am. 😀 )
So I am reading this novel that has been traditionally published and it’s like the author decided to just sit down and write whatever came into her mind without thought and definitely without research. So, so frustrating.
Obviously the author is to blame for creating a story that has holes a mile wide and to blame for not researching how detectives really work (or just plain not watching enough CSI or Law and Order or whatever procedurals are on or not reading books where homicide detectives behave like homicide detectives and not some amateur sleuths).
But now I am also questioning the folks who are involved in getting this novel published. The fact is that there are so many writers out here. So many good writers looking to get published, who have written novels better than this–I know because I’ve read them. How did this novel get to be published? Was a lottery drawn that other writers didn’t know about?
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this because I know most of you are also readers and/or writers. Do you feel frustrated with traditionally published novels?
I think I’m done with the rant. I’ve just made a cup of coffee that I probably don’t need because frustration has made my brain zoom and adrenaline bounce. I should probably find my zen place.
Back to your regularly scheduled programming.