Wednesday, September 14, 2011


          I find myself proof-reading everything these days-books I read, my kids homework, my husband's emails...I can forgive typos, but I had to nicely point out to my daughter that: "Joe said, "Who is that? She's super cute," he thought," just doesn't cut it...which is exactly what she needed to do-cut one of them, and before posting it online. :) I'm hoping she went with thought.
          My favorite, though, is when I have no critical points to make. When I can read and enjoy a book without thinking, "a kid that age would NOT do that," or "too many details...boring me to death," or other negative things.
          Something I've been noticing a lot lately is the extensive detailed parts. It's interesting how one author can do it and I hate it and scan through it quickly while another author does it and I think, "Wow! How did they manage to write a whole page on that and keep it interesting?"
          That's my new goal; to read through my manuscripts and find places where I can add details and strive to do it well.  Wish me luck!


  1. Hi! Nice to *meet* you! ;) The more I write, the more I proof-read everything. It drives me crazy sometimes, but I can't seem to help it. It will only get worse I suppose! :D

  2. I agree! Details are such a subjective part of books. Some people (and writers) can't get enough, while others can't stand too much. I think, to each his own!

  3. Good luck! I'm a super picky reader, too. It's become so ingrained that I have the hardest time just letting go and enjoying what I read.