To many of my friends this was a foolish act of denial, but I had grown disenchanted with the tawdry world out there, where it was not writing talent which counts; but whose ass you can lick or who much you can pay to push the book.
After my imposed exile, my opinon is hardened more, especially when I see the amount of fanfiction which garners sales, while good writers suffer.
With kindness I can never (!) repay-to my shame-Julia, my editor has enrolled me on a course to improve my writing style. Neither of us think I will have trouble on the course, it is my opinion the people who will struggle are those who write pages of details into stories to pad the count; my short, high action stories do not (!) get bogged down.
I am undertaking to write a Medieval story which has been on my mind for some time; I will not see the advances I made at the end, nor will I get to see the 10 e-book sales month, but I hope this course makes me a better writer for anybody who may pick one of my books at a later date.