I miss the old days. Those days when I didn't know what bad editing/writing was. I'm ruined now. Every two weeks I check out at least ten books from the book mobile. I know I won't read them all though. Mainly because of my newly acquired low tolerance for books with obvious editing mistakes.
I can tell in the very first paragraph how things will go. I often wonder how an editor at a professional publishing company can let a ms get by without fixing it. I'm not talking about actual typos. I'm talking about run-on sentences, overuse of unimportant words/adverbs, info dumps, etc . . .
I picked up a new story this morning and had to put it down after two minutes. I don't have time for editing distractions. Every other day I read while I walk on the treadmill and if I can't find a book that keeps me from concentrating on my body, my pain, or my exhaustion, I have to let it go. Argg! I depend on editors to keep me in la la land for at least 30 minutes!
I've become close friends with a few professional editors and I know they don't let that happen. Every book they've edited is a fun, fast and exciting read, but other editors/publishers . . .
Oh well. I just had to rant for a minute. I'll get off my high horse and edit my story that someone else would probably put down because the mistakes drive them nuts. Go figure.