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Am I good enough?

So, as you can tell by the above title I am having a small existential crisis. Is my writing good enough to publish? Am I just being big-headed thinking I can write at all? Why do I even need to put it out there?

Well, I don’t know the answers but have found a glimmer of hope by reading other novels. I have read several books recently, I especially loved Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies by Jackie French. It was an intriguing read, well written with well-drawn characters and a great sense of place. There was an interesting twist near the end (Actually, I guessed the mystery but then I love puzzles) which some of my friends tell me they didn’t see coming.

Presently Im reading a couple of Australian ones ATM Judy Nunn’s Maralinga which is especially interesting as my father was there with the Australian Army back in the day. The other is Di Morrissey’s Heart of the Dreaming. It was her first published book and has some good Aboriginal content. It’s interesting for me to see how she handles this area.

Anyhow, I am feeling a bit more sure that my books are worth the effort and must now save up to publish some hard copies. In the meantime, have you tried Kindle Scout? Did it work for you? I am thinking of putting RIP up but will need to study how’s and where’s more carefully. Drop me a line if you have any helpful hints or just a word about how it all went for you.

Okay, ciao for now,  Rosa

By rosepoetartist

aka Percy Rose
Novelist
Poet
Playwright
Artist

4 replies on “Am I good enough?”

Aw man, impostor syndrome. Of course you’re good enough. I haven’t had much experience with Kindle Scout, though I am wary of anything to do with Amazon. They don’t have a reputation for caring about authors so much. Read the fine print really carefully before signing up!

I feel that way all the time. 😀

I love Amazon ’cause without it and Jeff Bezos, we wouldn’t have such a burgeoning self publishing industry.

As for Kindle Scout, that’s a personal decision. If I had a book that I thought might have a chance, I would go for it but that’s what I would do, not you. So yah, read the terms and IMO, I think they are more than reasonable, and let us know what you decide. 🙂

Late thanks Dale.. I am so bad at this social media thing…talk soon Rosa

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