Is this NOT a Writer/Editor’s Nightmare (Quick post)

This is a sentence from the insurance book:

 

“‘Basic property insurance’ means insurance against direct loss to real or tangible personal property at a fixed location from perils insured under the standard fire policy and extended coverage endorsement and vandalism and malicious mischief and such other insurance coverages as may be added with respect to such property by the industry placement facility with the approval of the commissioner or by the commissioner, but shall not include insurance on automobile or farm risks.”

 

WHY IS THIS SENTENCE, THIS ONE, SINGLE SENTENCE, SEVENTY-FOUR WORDS LONG??????? WTFLIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO RETAIN A SEVENTY-FOUR WORDS LONG SENTENCE????? CAN YOU BREAK THAT UP SOME???? YOU CAN’T EVEN ADD A SEMI-COLON????? WHAT IS THIS?????? I’M GOING TO NEED YOU TO DO BETTER!!!!! SEVENTY-FOUR WORDS LONG….FAIL….FRIGGIN GRAMMAR FAIL!

 

 

 

……smh…That is all…..

That Word, “That,” is Used THAT Many Times…

Hello there,

I should be sleeping, as it is the Sabbath tomorrow. No, I am not Jewish. I am Christian. No, I am not a Seventh Day Adventist. I am non-denominational. I digress…

Instead, I am watching Titanic for the eighty bagillion time since it came out when I was 12 and finishing up the last few edits for chapter one. =/ go figure…What I’m realizing though is how many times I use my go to word- that. (funny enough, as I typed “that,” Ms. Dion said “I believe THAT the heart does go on…” I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! like really, im obsessed!) That is my most overused word. That…haha…and “knew/know” and “thought/think.”

This is so much dang work, but I am loving it. This is the life I want to live- I WANT to be a published author. I WANT to know that I know what I’m doing. I WANT to be able to not just be a writer, but an editor as well. This is sooooooooooo daunting, but it will feel good when I turn in a nicely written book. Who wants to sound like an idiot in front of people? Surely not I.

Speaking of surely, those adverbs are a KILLER. I didn’t realize how many of those I use, either.

Boo…I am using Pro Writing Aid and the website is being silly. Doesn’t it know it is the holy Sabbath day tomorrow and I have to go to bed like an hour ago? Rude….

I’m so happy this first chapter is about to be done. Sunday I will use to do chapter two. Since I have more of a hang of what I’m doing, I am hoping and praying that I can finish it the same day. This turn around needs to be quicker. The sooner I can finish it, the sooner I can start writing again. Or I might just do chapter seven before editing chapter two. Not sure.

Anyway, I need to also start networking on here and twitter more. I’ve been learning a lot from the people I have been networking with. =) Everyone seems to be so nice on here. Don’t be surprised if I randomly drop by your blogs!

Well alrighty…the website is up again and I really do need to go to sleep in the next 15min.

Good night everyone! Have a blessed night!

May God Bless You All!

Tori

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Drowning in Editing

Hey WordPress Family,

I am editing chapters 1-6 right now and I really feel like I’m drowning in editing it. It’s like my golly, I now understand why some people prefer math over English…Not that I EVER will. lol. But really, this is just a lot to take in. As someone who enjoyed the social part of school but not school itself, a lot of these rules are either new to me or I have just completely forgotten them or my school simply didn’t teach this much. Either way, I feel like it’s taking forever just to edit ONE chapter completely. geez…

AND I HAVE THE FLU!!!!

But, I’m alive and I know true God….I think I’ll be ok.

Layla has been itching for me to write what she told me to write, but she has to wait. Who knows how long she will be patient with me. I think I will change her ex-boyfriend’s name, though. He has the same name as my ex (Michael) and I don’t think about him, even when I’m writing about Layla’s ex but last night, I had a dream about him. Granted, I was in a benedryl stupor, lol, but still. It disturbed me. So yeah, I need to think of a new name….the name Curtis is jumping out at me….lol. Layla just agreed in my head. I wish she would be quiet and mind her business. Welp, Curtis it is.

I hope everyone is staying healthy and for all those getting sick or who are sick, I feel your pain and get well!!!!

May God Bless You All!

Tori

Writing and Stress- Not a Bad Combo

Hey all!

 

So I finally finished the 4th chapter- something I’ve been working on for like 3 days. I would either get too sleepy to write or I just wouldn’t have anything to say. But honestly, I’ve been so stressed out over my financial situation that when I do write, I get lost in it, just like if I was reading a book. I’m fasting and praying, hoping and believing that things will work out by tomorrow (rent day). >_<

 

I have never been through this kind of hardship before, you know. It’s just so….much. So much. I am barely coping honestly. But thank God I have been writing because when I actually do, I find myself completely engrossed in it.

 

Engrossed….that’s a word I feel I should use in chapter 5. I will make a point to do so.

 

Sigh….I’m trying to put all my trust and faith in God, you know? I don’t know what anyone else’s beliefs are, but from the Bible and science, we can understand we’re living in the last days. Therefore, I know Satan is just pissy that his time is short so he’s messing with me…it’s quite irritating, let me tell you. But if he’s anything at all, he’s consistent…I’ll give him that…the bastard…

 

Anyway, other than my life crumpling around me, I’m becoming very proud of my book. Actually because of all the pain going on in my life, it allowed me to write an extremely dramatic scene to end chapter 4. I’m pretty excited for my team (aka my HS besties) to read it and let me know what I should add or take away.

 

I hope everyone else’s life is doing better than mine. =) Though misery loves company, I do pray for everyone to be doing better than I am. Through your good fortune that God blesses you with, I can be encouraged. I love you all!

 

May God Bless You!

Tori