Passing Judgement on Content BEFORE Finishing… Hmm?

Now, I will be the first to admit that I have not finished every book I have read but when this does happen it is usually because it is so poorly written, not because I think what is happening doesn’t make sense. As a writer, and long time reader, I know every detail to the plot is not laid out for you or spoon fed to you in a story. If they were than the story would be boring and/or predictable. So, why for the love of god would someone review a story and say they didn’t finish it because they had no idea what was going on? I am totally flabbergasted someone would let the world know how much of a moronic reader they actually are. I couldn’t believe someone passed judgment on the entirety of the story before they even had a chance to discover some of the explanation to a small portion of what was happening in the story. The real funny thing is, not a single reader to my stories knows exactly what is happening to the protagonist yet. No one will know until the END of the last book when the big reveal happens and you all are like, “Oh, well that makes EVERYTHING make sense.”

As a writer I have faith in my readers that you are intelligent people who don’t want me to hold your hand and detail every last little thing to you so there is no mystery or suspense. If you are the kind of person who needs that sort of coddling, go elsewhere. You will never, ever, ever make it past the abstract emotional parts of my stories to get to where you know what is going on. Does that seem mean? Maybe. But its better to scare away the reader who needs simple stories than to have that person read what I have to offer and complain that they don’t know what is going on.

Okay, so … that is my not so nice author rant. They may come from time to time. I believe this one comes from frustration over slow as molasses progress. But, in the writers world, “them the breaks.” …kind of like dealing with negative readers lol!