Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Son of a B****

Overall, I have some really good reviews out there for the Project Solstice series. Readers have been really digging into the books, and overall, enjoying what they've read so far. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to see the wonderful things being said.

However...there have been a few reviews that concern me. There's a lot or profanity in my books, which isn't typical of what comes off my tongue and more than what I hear in everyday life. What can I say? I write with my emotions on high, so I can experience as much through my characters' eyes as possible, but at the same time, my filter gets chucked to the curb. As one of my reviewers pointed out, the profanity is unnecessary. My goal is to reach as wide an audience as possible, including young adults. Not put everyone off.

So for this, I sorry. I've already addressed the issue in each book on each platform. It'll take some platforms a little longer (i.e. iTunes) to make the change than others (i.e. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo). That's one fantastic thing about ebooks. You can change them and readers will be able to access the changes without any problems.

Now, that's not so say I deleted all of the swearing because there were some instances in which they were necessary, given the situation. However, I was able to cut about 90% of the "filler" words in each book. That's a lot.

So going forward anyone who has any concerns about the profanity, it's been taken care of.