I wanted to write about this because it really struck me while I was reading a book over the past couple of days.
They always tell you that writers should also be readers. The purpose for this is to develop your language skills thoroughly, on a conscious as well as subconscious level.
By reading on a regular basis, you're also training your skills subconsciously because you're exposing yourself to properly edited and developed writing. Well, with the advent of self-publishing, are we doomed to become dumb because of indie authors not hiring editors?
I've been thinking a lot about how much I love my job. Who else can say that they get paid to do what they love? Granted I don't write as much fiction as I would like to, but I do write every day and write many different styles of work.
Working for myself, from home, has become the best thing I can imagine doing. I still have time to be with my family, to cook meals, to clean (most of the time, haha), and to write and promote for myself as well.