Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quality Vs. Quantity

Happy Thursday, campers!

Today, I want to revisit the topic of quality vs. quantity. I've written about this before, but I think it's a good topic: one that we should discuss again.

First off, I could be considered somewhat of a hypocrite. I have produced many books in short periods of time. Fiction and non-fiction alike. I'm not going to defend it. I've written them quickly for a myriad of reasons. My goal was never to see my name on the cover of a book. I know some people who write stories incredibly quickly just so they could have bragging rights. "Oh, look at me! I'm a prolific writer: look how many books I've written!"

That's what bugs me. When it's done for the ego and not love of the craft.

I recently asked my publisher about my up-coming release, Candles on the Spinet. She said she wants to take her time with this one. That was the kick in the head that I needed.

I need to slow down. Granted, Candles on the Spinet took me 2 years to write. But I need to slow myself down as well as accept a slower pace for release. It's very important for me to remember that good things come to those who wait. For me, it's not about seeing my name on a book. It's about producing the best work that I can. If I promise you my best, then I am going to deliver!

I want to produce quality books. Stories that are well-crafted, deep, touching. I feel that I do to some extent, but I need to do better. I know that I can, now I just need to make that happen.

Quality is important in everything we do. For the people around us as well as for ourselves, we need to give, produce and be (people of) quality. I promise to be a quality writer for you, my awesome, quality readers! ;)

Happy reading!


Chelle Cordero said...

and it is this dedication that makes you a great writer.

Lauren Shiro said...

Thank you, Chelle! :)