I’ve been absent for quite some time, and that’s mostly down to just being very busy, wanting to have a break from writing for a bit to catch up on series and comics and leaving Cape Town for a week during my mid-semester week-long study break. Now it’s time to return and get cracking with my second book.
Before that though, I’ve recently finished uploading the third and probably final edition of The Sorrow. You might be scratching your head and thinking that I already released a second edition not too long ago, but I felt there were a few more small things I wanted to touch up on before I focused my attention on The Black Glass Killer.
I have really learnt a lot about myself, being a writer and how all of this works in the last year. I can’t even begin to describe how far I’ve come, and how incredibly far I still have to go, since knowing absolutely nothing about self-publishing or my capabilities. After a lot of self-reflection and self-evaluation once the dust settled and I could look at my work without the hype and buzz around, I’m fully ready to now put my head down and improve and do better.
For now, let me detail the changes made in the Third Edition just as I did before.
- Small errors fixed. Hopefully these are the last of the nasty buggers.
- One or two parts touched up where clarification or rewording was needed.
As you can see, there wasn’t a whole lot done to the book for the Third Edition, as it was mostly about me applying finishing touches and closing off my work on it. That’s not because I believe it’s perfect. Far from it. It’s because I believe I need to move on and write more and continue to evolve and grow as an author, rather than OCD my way through revisions of The Sorrow until I end up re-writing the entire book. Everyone needs a starting point, a platform to build on from, and I feel I’m happy to let The Sorrow in its third form be that.
It’s taken a long time to accept that I’ll only improve by writing more and if I don’t focus on where I want to go and delivering something better with the next book, then the six months rule of progression will ensure that I never leave behind my first work and that would be a dangerous place to be.
If you’ve already bought the book, I of course thank you for your support and as before you can get in contact and I’ll send you the new edition for free.
I look forward to releasing a teaser for my next novel in the near future.