Time to say goodbye to my English (or not italian) followers
Don’t worry, nothing dramatic, but yeah, it’s time to say goodbye to my not Italian followers.
I mulled over this for the whole weekend.
As you may know, I self published my first novel in English and well, it’s not going very well. (And no, this is not because of the guy who basically insulted me calling me illiterate. I know I’m NOT.) It’s because I feel it, and I knew it would end up like this. Call me a control freak, but I felt it could happen something like this, not having the perfect control over my work.
Being English not my first language, and even though I put all my efforts in translating from Italian to English, you will always ‘feel’ I’m not native, you will always think there’s something weird or clumsy in my words.
I’m not feeling bad or ashamed at saying this. It’s the truth, and no one is good at doing everything, right?
I will always be grateful to my beta readers, they did a very good job with me, but I can’t go on publishing novels or stories in English if the result is clearly not good enough.
It’s not fair towards the people who would buy the book. That’s why I’m also going to take away the novel from Amazon, as soon as they will let me doing it.
Plus, it’s not fair for myself. I write in Italian, under the same penname, and honestly it’s a pity that I’m going to ruin what I did in my language because of my incapacity in translating properly (in English. Because actually I’m pretty good in translating FROM English).
So yeah, I will continue to write, but in Italian. My short story, published by Triskell Edizioni, has been really appreciated, so… I guess my future will be writing only in Italian.
This means that from now on this blog, my twitter and my Facebook page will be in Italian. And I guess I’ll even stop using the pen-surname, just being “Erin”.
Many of you know me ‘personally’, so if you are my friends I’m not going to loose you, right? You know where you can find me.
To the other ones… thanks for being with me.