On Anne R. Allen:
You worked hard. You pored through reference books, consulted Google and maybe even — gasp! — went to the library to do research.
And you made certain the characters were dimensional and well drawn. You spent time creating a solid, intriguing plot and writing zingy dialogue. You paid attention to your beta readers, worked with an excellent editor or maybe even two, and you hired a first class cover designer.
Those reviews! They weren’t what you dreamed of, because readers didn’t finish the d*mn book.
What went wrong?
You want to avoid the dreaded DNF (Did Not Finish) tag. But how many books have you started and maybe even liked, at least at first, but eventually put aside and gave up on?
Why did you lose interest?
What made you give up and find something else to read?
What were the barriers between yourself and a great reading experience?
Are you sure you haven’t made any of the same mistakes?