Way back in the dark ages, I submitted the manuscript (digiscript?) of Pride’s Children to an organization dedicated to vetting indie novelists, and giving them a ‘Seal of Approval’ which could be used on the cover of their novel to indicate ‘quality’ or ‘goodness’ or ‘lack of indie crap content.’ I will call them XXX.
And then I forgot all about it.
I just received their reply, a reply to which I take a great deal of umbrage.
Here is their email:
I regret to inform you that your book Pride’s Children did not gain XXX approval. Our assessor said that though the book had an interesting premise, it would need a thorough line edit before it could be considered for approval.
In particular, she found the following issues:
Extreme overuse of incomplete sentences to the point where it becomes a repetitive sentence structure.
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