Since embarking on this self-publishing venture, I have noticed a few things. Firstly, there are a lot of very supportive writers and readers out there. I appreciate that a great deal. Secondly, while there are a lot of great indie books being created, there are also a lot of really bad ones. After reading several samples and free-to-download ebooks, all I can say is "yikes". The difficult part is trying to get noticed among all of the lackluster stuff. Now, I'm not saying that my book is the be-all and end-all of literature, but if you had seen some of the stuff I have seen (I won't name any names), you would understand.
Also, there are a lot of authors that are going out of their way to overwrite everything. I imagine them looking up unheard of and obtuse words just so they sound fancy. I read an excerpt from someone's novel and I think I counted around 8 pages without a quote. Look, description is nice, but I think that might be overkill.
Just some thoughts for the day.