Do Your Thing

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Yes I have rambled about this before, but it is something that bothers me.

Once again I heard the ridiculous comment “You’re doing it wrong”. (Ok, I read it on another’s post.) It pertained to the way a person wrote a mystery novella. I haven’t read it yet, but I can tell you this, they wrote it just right!

According to many, MANY, people and sites, there are rules you are expected to follow. It really annoys me. There is only your way. If you are confident, and comfortable, with how you do things, keep on doing it!

I will give an example that actually pertains to me. I hate indented paragraphs. I find they look sloppy, and make the paragraph have an unfinished feel to it. Apparently, indenting is the proper way to go. I say F. U. I like the spaces. It gives it a more finished look. I will always do it this way, and if that is the one thing you constantly find wrong with my writing, you have issues. My work has TONS more wrong with it!

Honestly, if you spend more time searching the “right way” to produce your manuscript, you have more to worry about. Ramble on paper. Let your muse flow. Don’t worry about how it looks, that is why you get another set of eyes to glance at it. However, stick to your guns about parts you really do not want changed. This is your work. You poured your life into it, so make certain you keep it yours. Follow your heart, but listen to your mind.

Do your own thing.

Woohoo!!

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Yes, I am a bit excited. Today the print copies of my book became available on amazon.com. Yesterday I noticed I had actually sold a Kindle copy too. Slowly but surely my novel is getting around. 😁

I love that more people are picking it up, especially because I don’t know who they are. I’ve gone through friends and family, now it’s onto strangers! Whomever you are, I hope you enjoy it! I also hope you review it. I really could use more reviews. They help me learn!

Sometime next week the rest of the world will be able to purchase print copies. I really hope to have one purchased outside of North America. Print or eBook, I just think it would be cool! I’m Canadian and so far most have been bought here. Hopefully more neighbours to the south pick up a copy.