It is a reoccurring topic when discussing my book. A topic I could no longer ignore…
How could I have known that when I was writing my sci-fi/fantasy trilogy Oracle’s Legacy, putting the glossary in it would make readers intimidated? I thought they would be like me when I read a book with a glossary in it, SKIP OVER THAT SUCKER! And only go back to it when or if I need to.
Grant it, I did put it in the front of the book, but that was only so that anyone looking for a reference would know it was there in the book.
My plan not only worked, it scared the crap out of people. There are those afraid to read my book because of the glossary. They thought it would take a lot of brain power, I guess. There is some thought that goes into my book, but I wrote it so it wouldn’t be complicated…Dang it, at least I tried to.
THUS, A WARNING FOR THE INTIMIDATED
THE GLOSSARY IS ONLY MEANT FOR REFERENCE. SKIP THAT SUCKER AND START AT THE FIRST CHAPTER. ONLY REFER BACK TO IT WHEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND SOMETHING.
And for those who can tackle a story without worry or stress over the glossary, YOU MY FRIEND GET A STANDING OVATION!!!!