I'm reading a book by a very well known American author. I won't drop names because no matter how famous you are, I imagine that criticism still hurts.
Now, don't get me wrong. The story is great. I love reading it and I keep going because it's a provocative, engaging story. The thing that is driving me nuts is the fact that she 'head hops' like crazy. From paragraph to paragraph, I'm in someone else's head. It's not confusing. I'm very clear where I am, but I was under the impression that head hopping is a big 'no no.'
I've decided that the rules only to apply to those of us who's names aren't in neon yet. That just sucks. It's not fair that famous people can write so sloppy, but the rest of us have to be meticulous. We have to work and stress and fix and be perfect or we're rejected! Argg! It's so dang unfair, but like I say to my son, "Who ever said life would be fair? Get used to it. It's all down hill from here." LOL
Normally, I'm not so pessimistic, but honestly, life isn't fair. It wasn't meant to be or we wouldn't learn a dang thing. It's through those hard times that we learn the greatest lessons. Gosh dang it!
So, when I'm a rich and famous author and my books have all been made into films, I'll be able to make all the mistakes I want, and it won't matter. Some other schmuck can wonder why I get away with it!