I started writing on WordPress as a kind of experiment. As a new user, with no contacts I wanted to see what would happen if I posted something. Would anyone see it? Would anyone like it? Would I ever know; is there feedback coming my way?
Feedback? Yes. Most of it, however, is Spam. Infomercials and con artists. There were a few actual artists in the bunch but it was time-consuming to weed through in order to separate the wheat from the chaff.
This is frustrating because I threw some pretty good reading at these “people”, though it is not readily apparent that any actual human ever read any of my work. None of it was referenced in any criticism. It is confounding, really. This has been almost as satisfying as my two-year search for a New York literary agent. I am working on my fifth novel and still no success.
Just thought I’d recommend a Hard Case Crime novel by Stephen King titled Joyland; 2013 Titan books, London. This is the second Hard Case Crime novel of his I have read, the other was titled The Colorado Kid; 2005 Dorchester Publishing Co. Inc., New York, New York. Other authors in the series include Lawrence Block, Donald E Westlake, E. Howard Hunt, James M. Cain, Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. The cover art for this series is fantastic, done by famous cover artists such as the legendary Robert McGinnis, creator of the posters for the original Sean Connery James Bond movies.