I’m editing my novel, A Prayer for Rain.

I had a great set of beta readers who all have given me excellent feedback. Thank you, betas. Their comments have made me think and I’ll share some of my thoughts on their thoughts in upcoming posts. Just in case you’re having trouble sleeping at night.

I came across an excerpt from Story Fix, by Larry Brooks. He said this:

“Not every story idea is worth pursuing, even in the skilled hands of the world’s finest authors, and not every story written by a well-intentioned, even skilled, writer should be published.”

Sobering advice for the would-be writer. Before we just jump in and start slinging ink (or arranging electrons), we need to evaluate the entire story idea. I hope to learn that skill from Brooks’ book.