I love books! I love to read books! But interestingly enough, I love to analyze and break down the books I read, as in what worked for me. What didn’t. How that passage have been written more effectively. Were there any unanswered questions? You know that kind of stuff…It’s gotten to the point where I can barely read a book for the enjoyment. It’s maddening and thrilling at the same time, so I’ve decided to do something about it: I’m going back to school! To learn the mechanics of editing! Yes, ya girl wants to be a book editor!
It may sound like hard work and boring stuff, but I’m a pretty boring person so it works for me. But more importantly, I want to help writers realize their potential. I cannot tell you how many poorly-written books I’ve read be it spelling and grammar, plot, characterization, or an unfortunate combination of all of the above. I have wanted to reach out to these authors, but I have no credentials, and I don’t want to offend anyone. “Hey, I see your book has a lot of negative reviews because of poor editing. Work with me…” I wish…
I’m really excited for this next phase in my life. I hate school with a passion, but I’m so determined to do this. It’s only one class so far, so we’ll see how it goes. Maybe we can work together someday soon 😉
And on another note, Happy MLK Day! I’ll be doing some local volunteering with some friends. Should be fun 🙂