The main feedback Steve gave me after reading my book was that he'd like more description to help him immerse himself in the world of the story. He said I'm the one who has all the images in my head, so I need to convey them to the reader. I already knew that writing description was not my strength, but this made me realize that I'm just not a very visual thinker. A lot of the images in my head, whether of my own story or others that I read, are actually pretty vague, just general ideas of people and things and where they are in relation to each other, and long passages of detailed description are just words to me. I think in words. I'm one of those people who has a constant inner monologue running and doesn't understand how anyone else could not. So I need to make a concentrated effort to think harder about the visuals and convey more of them in my writing, but if that came easily to me I would have already done it, so I've procrastinated a lot. I have a tentative release date of December 15. I can change it, but I like that date for nostalgic reasons, and I gave myself a deadline because I've procrastinated too much on publication already. And I really desperately need money. Granted, in college I often did my best work under pressure after I procrastinated, so let's hope that happens again.
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C. Randall Nicholson is a white cisgender Christian male, so you can hate him without guilt, but he's also autistic and asexual, so you can't, unless you're an anti-vaxxer, in which case the feeling is mutual. This blog is where he periodically rants about life, the universe, and/or everything.