Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Why do Indie Erotica Authors Publish Unedited Work?
Nothing is worse than getting into a hot and heavy scene and then stopping cold because of a misspelled word or a confusing phrase.
I am an indie author who goes under an alias to write my erotica. Why? People who know me may not appreciate my craft. :) But it leaves me in a pickle. I can't ask friends to edit my work and being a new indie author I am not making enough money yet to pay for a professional.
Why Are There Errors?
I am not an editor at heart. I desperately want my books to be free of errors, but I have reread them so many times that I can't see the mistakes. My mind knows what I meant write and automatically replaces my mistakes. They look clean to me when I publish.
I use Microsoft Word to go through and check for errors, but we all know that it still misses obvious mistakes and sometimes the "fixes" are completely wrong.
It is my full intention to pay for an editor to go through all my work once I make enough money. It is extremely important to me.
The Reason My Indie Books Are Cheap
I price my books for free or 99 cents in the hope that my readers will overlook the mistakes and enjoy the content. I want to share my stories and trust that my readers will understand.