Author's Foreword To The Second Edition
This present version of The InnerGlow Effect is labeled the second edition. Some background on this point. I began writing The InnerGlow Effect in 2007. I will freely and openly admit that the original published version was rough at best. I was - as we all were once - young and unschooled. Back then, I was not even aware I could hire an editor to tear the first edition apart. But, that was then... this is now - relatively. After writing two subsequent books between editions of The InnerGlow Effect, I have learned, I would like to fancy, my trade.
Most authors I have spoken with on the topic adamantly refuse to even consider going back and enhancing an older novel. For my part, though I understand their reluctance, I feel if you can correct a work, you should. Nowadays with e-publishing and publish-on-demand, why not put your best foot forward? One Amazon review of The InnerGlow Effect in its original version said, in effect, that the book was so unreadable that it put him off trying any of my other novels. I can't say I blame him. I considered simply unpublishing The InnerGlow Effect. That did not sit well, as I wrote the story for a reason. I had a vision (no, seriously, I had a vision - a concept vision, not a vision vision, I'm not that out-there yet) which I wanted to preserve, so I was forced to edit/rewrite/re-edit. I am, after all the work, glad I did. The polished-up The InnerGlow Effect is a better novel than before by one-and-a-half light years - seriously, I measured twice! So, to those who suffered through the original version - I say sorry.