Archive | June 24, 2009

Accidental analyser

I have accidently become an analyser of ANYTHING (fiction) I read.  I keep trying to read for enjoyment, but keep finding flaws in the stuff I’m reading.  Online books, blogs, real books.  It’s driving me mad.  Actually that’s a lie.  What is driving me mad is people not being able to write without making a spelling or grammar mistake, or repeating the same thing again and again. 

I was reading a blog last night that was a novella. In one paragraph the same sentence was repeated, virtually word for word.  I wanted to read more because it was a good story, but it just annoyed me too much!  Maybe it’s the things I’m reading, not that I’m becoming more observant.  I don’t think so though.  Well maybe.

Years ago, and still sometimes now, I would have loved to be a proof reader.  I think I’d be really good (except my spelling is atrocious [although I can spell that so maybe it’s not as bad as I think]!).  If I ever seriously consider doing a course (I have done), it needs to be AFTER I finish the writing course (and decide whether I’m going to stay in this job or look for a new one).

Still a little upset about the blueberry yogurt story going missing.  Damn me!

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