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You know what sucks? I mean, well a lot of things suck LOL, but ... it sucks, too, when you write a story, but you're too lazy to edit it. *sigh* Like really too lazy. I mean editing takes soooooooooooooooooooooooo much work&time&concentration. I can write you a story in an hour or so, but then I edit for daaaaaays (sometimes weeks)!!! Ugh. It's annoying. It really is.
Sometimes I wish I could just post an un-edited story. You know!? With all the grammar mistakes, with all the weird, odd, crazy sentence structure, etc. I mean the story would have a head and a tail, of course, hahha, but it would be like hot off the press type thingy. Just written. Not edited. Not fixed. Just ... as natural as it flew from under the fingers. :)

Although, I think some people do that too. I sometimes see a story, that has so many mistakes that I'm just like: "what is this!? mistake central!?"
And no, I'm not a grammar nazi, so don't go there.
And sometimes I find a story, that is said had been betaed, but dude, who betaed for you!? Aliens!?

So yeah, sometimes I totally wanna join those people who post their stories with tons of mistakes or with an incompetent beta (yes I said incompetent, because come on, if you're a beta it's basically your job to find mistakes, not ignore them!)

Oh well, so editing for me later this week. :)

Peace&hugs!

Date: 2016-03-29 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberdreams.livejournal.com
"Who betaed for you? Aliens?" made me chuckle, I've read a few of those! And yep, editing is tedious and long but worth it in the end.

Date: 2016-03-30 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soncnica.livejournal.com
ahahhaha :) well sometimes it sure feels like an alien betaed a story.

Yeah, I guess it is worth it in the end, but I just wish it would be easier, simpler. Because you spend days editing and re-writing and then you ask yourself, would that time be better spend in other ways!? *shrugs* Dunno .....

Date: 2016-03-30 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dont-hate-me01.livejournal.com
I'm so with you on this! Just want to post and get it out there, but then I'm far too proud of what I write to let it go without it being proofed of anything like that. :-)

Date: 2016-03-30 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soncnica.livejournal.com
Exactly!!! Just ... post and get it out there and then move on to the next story! :) :)
But yeah, I'm too proud of what I write too and that's why when I see a story that has A LOT of grammar issues or had been betaed, but poorly, it makes me go: "okay, so obviously the writer doesn't respect the language, doesn't respect his/her own story, thus doesn't even respect the readers, so WHY would I respect the story in an extend to a) read it and b) leave a comment?!"
You know? I mean ... at least have respect and pride for the words you wrote! *sigh*

I know I'm not perfect, I mean I make a million spelling mistakes, but they aren't (I hope) in every darn sentence. :) :)

And since we're on this subject, I as a beta, would be ashamed to be attached to a story that has sooooooo many spelling mistakes, it makes your head hurt. Honestly ... *rolls eyes*

So yeah ... while editing a story is haaaaaard work and takes soooooo much time and makes me complain&bitch about it, I still do it, because I have respect for the readers and for what I wrote. I sometimes wish other people would to. :)

And hey btw *waves* Hope you're doing awesome! :)

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