My Random Thoughts on the Mystery of Unedited Books and Questions about Self-Publishing

As you probably know by now, I’m preparing for NaNoWriMo next month.  Since I’m not used to this whole “prep” thing, I’m turning to even more books to help me out.
(Note to Planners:  planning out a novel beforehand sucks.  Simply having a general blurb and then sitting down to write it all out is much more fun.  I now have an even deeper respect for those who actually do this prepping thing as a general rule and not just once a year.  Any suggestions from you are greatly appreciated!)  
In one of my recent posts I asked about the current editing standards.  Some others agreed that self-published books seem to be better edited in recent years than the books the big publishing houses are putting out.
I know this has been driving you all crazy too…  Well, I have found the explanation, my friends!
(It wasn’t bothering you at all?  Huh.  I guess I’ll keep typing anyway.)
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Note to Self: It's OKAY, just breathe.

So the bathroom I told you all about last week is still not done.   I’ve ran into quite a bit of unexpected issues…  the latest of which, I’m pretty sure almost caused a nervous breakdown.
Our house was built in the 1950’s so there are a lot of things that were made sometime before my parents were born.  One of these things…  the light/heater/vent in the bathroom.  Apparently, they stopped making that particular model in 1958.
I was starting to feel like I’m never going to get the bathroom done after realizing we can’t even get replacement parts for the stupid thing and the wiring is all bad and needs to be replaced.
This wasn’t even what prompted the almost breakdown!  It was walking into the living room and seeing that this has happened: (more…)

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A few good books… and a question about the current editing standards.

If you’ve read my first So You Don’t Know Me, But… post, then you know that I’m a big fan of Felicia Day!  So, of course, I had no choice but to read her memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).
Wait… I didn’t actually read the book (it’s too pretty and I don’t want to hurt the pages).  I listened to it on Audible.  If you have Audible, I definitely recommend the audio version!  Since it was her voice reading to me directly in my ear (that sounds so weird), I feel like I got more out of the book than I would have if I had actually read it.  (Plus… I was able to do other things while listening, which is always a bonus!)
So let me just tell you…  if you aren’t already in love with Felicia (yes, I’m on a first name basis with her… no, she doesn’t know who I am), then you will be after reading this book! She’s always funny but this book let’s you see a side of her beyond that…  And if you have no idea who Felicia Day is, you should still read this book, because there’s a little bit of weird in all of us… and it’s time we all embrace that.  🙂 (more…)

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