I’m fairly sure this isn’t true. Some authors have a large number of stories on their HD before they are accepted by a publisher. Lord knows, my HD was already filled to bursting with works before The Power of Two was ever accepted by Phaze. Not to mention Blood Ties, Blood Magic and half of Blood Sins was already written at that point. Plus TPA 1 and 2, and part of 3.
This year Myc and I have quite a few works both solo and duet. 7 print books plus 15 ebooks, and that’s not counting Myc’s solo stuff. Those ebooks were on my HD for quite a while before acceptance.
I do tend to be a prolific writer and can output 90k in a month if the muse bites me badly enough. I don’t believe that makes the story any less well written or interesting than a book the author spends three years slaving to write.
At this point I have about 800,000 words in stories on my HD. None are accepted for publication as yet. It’ll be a while before I get them off my HD, and I’m still writing more everyday. Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t automatically dismiss an author who has multiple works coming out.
Speaking of which, His Sire’s Heart is coming out earlier than I thought it would be. Myc kindly did the first edits on it for me while I was on vacation in Iowa. Thank you, beloved co-author. Sire’s is coming out Aug. 23 from Torquere. So for those who love the Regency and paranormal, you might be interested.
On the personal level, I greatly enjoyed my vacation. Attended the QuadCity Air Show. Awesome show with the Blue Angels. Also explored some of the Maquoketa Caves. Now that was great. No guided tours. Just crawling through water and mud, exploring caves. Flashlight necessary. At one point, my son’s flashlight start going dim, and I had images of being stuck in the cave with no light, trying to feel our way out. *L* It was fantastic.
Also saw Kung Fu Panda and Get Smart. Enjoyed both movies at the drive in, plus a beautifully dark sky littered with stars. It’s been a while since I’ve seen skies like that.
Many times I’ve read comments online about how some people refuse to read authors who have too many works coming out. They feel as if the more writing, the less likely the stories will be good.