A bookworm will make some of the most difficult decisions at a bookshop. How do they expect us to choose just a few books, when all around us there are pages clamoring to be our friends? There are so many stories waiting to be discovered, I cannot stand weaving through the bookshelves having to pass some by.
But it’s got to be done, and we can only hope that the stories we chose are worth the while. I can’t think of something quite as tragic as spending all that time reading a book one doesn’t like. You put so much attention into escaping and then close the book unsatisfied–I sure know that sinking feeling! I hate giving up halfway through a book, but I won’t waste my time.
A bad book isn’t like a bad song. A book takes more time to get through. That’s why I as a writer try to make my stories the best they can be. I rewrite a little too much, but better safe than sorry! It’s nice to say that I edited a novel to where–though it still needs some work–I can show it to other people. Whether they like it or not is up to their taste.
I’m quite fond of my novel. I hope someday you’ll also be able to read it.
For now, I will enjoy what’s left of my summer reading the books I did buy–and hopefully they are worth the time.