Updates on my Writing

The Trafficking Consortium
Copyright (c) Richard Verry 2016

Updates on my Writing

Exposure

I want to pass along updates on my writing. Since my last entry, the edits on Exposure, book five in the Consortium series, are progressing nicely. I finished editing my first draft of the novel and turned it over to my editor, looking at the finer corrections that I would easily miss. 

One thing, I’m glad I did my initial edit of the book. Using my editing tools, I found anywhere from one hundred fifty to two hundred grammar, spelling, and related errors. If I had left these to the editor, it would have taken longer to resolve and cost much more money. So far, my editor is documenting less than ten corrections or suggestions. With spelling and grammar issues aside, my editor needs only to concentrate on continuity and mistakes that standard editing tools miss. 

I find this aspect interesting, as I use three different tools against the same text until they all agree. Then I reread the result. Obviously, I’m too close to the story, allowing my mind reads words that don’t exist or are something completely different. It’s amazing how the human brain can fill in the blanks, especially when too close to the material. Otherwise, editing the book will go on forever, even after it’s been published. I can’t have that. I want my readers to enjoy my story and not edit it.

Her Overseer

On another event this past week, Amazon decided to unpublish my book, ‘Her Overseer.’ I published this book on Amazon in 2015. While the book is not a best seller, I know of at least one book club that featured it. I know, as I was an invited guest the months they talked about the book.

Her Overseer

Why they suddenly decided to unpublish the book on me is unknown. Amazon claims it violates its “content guidelines for appropriateness.” Yet, I know that it passed those guidelines at least twice when I first published it and again a year or so later. I don’t remember exactly when the second review occurred, but that’s okay.

I learned over the years that there is no appeal process for this ruling, and without lots of sales, it’s impossible to get it published again.

What about the other two books in the series, numbers 1 and 3? They’re still published and available to purchase. 

Will Amazon decide to unpublish the entire series? Possibly, only time will tell. In the meantime, I’m taking a hands-off attitude.

So if you read book 1, ‘Her Client,’ and decide to read the second, and then finish the series with book 3, ‘Her Essentia,’ it is available from other distributors. I’ll be updating my website with their locations in the next week. The webpage for this book is:

https://richardverry.com/stories/her-client-trilogy/her-overseer/

If you have read any of my books, send me a note about what you think. I’m always interested in what my readers think of my stories.

By Richard Verry

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public." - Paulo Coelho; Writer & Artist who loves Erotica, the nude female form, most kinds of Sci-Fi, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller dramas and coffee, lots and lots of coffee. Let's not forget the occasional drink as well. Life is so much fun with a creative dirty mind ... let's play!

2 comments

  1. I wanted to leave a review for the Consortium series. I enjoyed it up to the ending of book 4. I’m glad they got their investigation, but sorry that it was at the expense of the innocent. Moreover, I wanted to know if Avril got out, if Shelby found Katie, if the Senator and Heather learned the truth about Rachel, Sir’s name, if Sir and the rest of his membership were brought to justice, etc. I was left with empty questions.

    Thank you for letting me share.
    Dawn C – Amazon Kindle user

    1. Dawn,
      Thanks for commenting. I enjoy reading messages from my readers. As for your questions, yes, there are many questions still left unanswered. Book 5, due for release in the coming weeks, addresses many of them. You know I can’t answer until the book is out. Perhaps you read some of my blog entries on book 5. There’s lots going on, as the roles of hunter and prey slowly get reversed.
      Richard Verry

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