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'm supposed to be cleaning.
How familiar does that sound, right? Honestly, though, it's really warm today and I would prefer to write something. So maybe I'll work on my next novel or finish putting together the next short horror stories eBook... I'm not sure.
I really need to get my space perfected, though.
You know how when you're surrounded by clutter you tend to feel overwhelmed and unmotivated? That's the case for me, anyway... it stinks, too, because just when I have things under control, the tornado named Gabe comes rushing through and destroys things.
Before I do that, though, I want to share something I realized earlier while reviewing an indie book.