The story behind my first three books
Hope you and your loved ones are doing great.
The situation regarding the pandemic in our region has been improving a lot, and for two days in a row, there were no deaths in our county. I am extremely happy. I will soon be able to return to my normal shift and routine. Yay!
Okay, enough of reality. Let’s talk about more writing.
First of all, I updated my website and added the page AUDIOBOOK, too. So, specifically AUDIOBOOK, CREDITS, and BLOG pages are all new. On the AUDIOBOOK page, I added a five-minute sample from Chapter One of Serendipity in Berkeley. It may not be much, but you can imagine what it sounds like in the beginning. As the production proceeds, I am hoping to put another sample from another segment of the story, preferably funny conversations or romantic scenes.
Now, I’d like to move on to today’s blog topic. The story behind my first three books.
Certain people often asked me about my previous books after they’d read Serendipity in Berkeley, as they’d liked my writing style and would like to read more of my books. (Thank you!)
To make a long story short, I unpublished them for now because they don’t meet the standard of avid readers, or any readers for that matter.
My day job has nothing to do with creative writing. But I always wished that I could be an author of crime-solving stories, suspense or mystery ever since I was in elementary school.
My family, especially my father has encouraged me not to give up on my dream and to keep writing no matter what. However, my interest had shifted from writing fiction to pursuing science and other things. I had gotten a job in a different field. Still, in the back of my head, I have had a longing to write whatever I’d like to write.
My father has gotten ill as he became older. He started telling me that he’d like to see my books published before he passes. So, I started writing what I had kept in my plot notes for years. He’s an old-fashioned guy who loves to hold a paperback. Thus, Amazon KDP to make my father’s dream come true. I had no idea how long he could live so I had just rushed to have the first three books published. They were actually at the level before developmental editing and none were suitable for regular readers. But my father said he didn’t mind and neither did I care about what other readers might have thought about them at that time. I was a newbie (still am) with no fear and my only goal was to please my father. Then, after my father and my family had gotten my books, I hadn’t known what I should do at that point (I was so ignorant), and soon I had totally forgotten about my first three books as my regular job has gotten busier.
But one day it dawned on me that I could unpublish them until I edit them. Hence, the recent situation.
That being said, I still like the stories of those first three books. So, I will revise them (with my editor) and will re-publish them sometime this year and next year. I will probably start with the third book first because that’s one of my favorite story lines of all.
At any rate, the good news is my father is still alive. He urges me to keep writing and says he loves to read my new books. He needs more surgery and treatments but I am sure he will stay put.
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Hoping you all will stay safe and be well, my friends. See you soon!