Metallic’s Enter Sandman: A Soft Jazz Favorite
Recently, I’ve gotten a few comments from others regarding editing. I am in the process of editing my third and my fourth novels, so it is an issue near and dear to my heart (more near, less dear). I agree that editing is a vital part of writing. If you can say something in a concise way, you should. That said, I feel it is equally important to develop characters and plotlines and not sacrifice them to word count and profit. I am aware that the more books I can fit on a bookshelf, the more books I will sell. I know that stockpersons neglect to re-shelve books, preferring to just fill the empty slot with the books next to it. Thin is always better, even in publishing. I get it. However, sometimes, things lose their luster when they are presented in a different way. Here’s what I mean. The following is a You Tube video of Metallica’s song Enter Sandman…only, it’s not the original version that makes you want to flick your bic lighter…
I want every person who reads my novels to feel like those teenage boys did when they first heard the opening riff to Enter Sandman—the thrill and pulse-pounding exhilaration—the suspense in not knowing what kind of beat Lars would lay on them next. Anything less than that is a waste of time…and I don’t plan on ever wasting anyone’s time or money.
Here is the original version of Enter Sandman...it's quite a difference.