Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year.

Even yet, still, also. 2013 was a pretty good year. It is the future I’m worried about.

Since the calves have been gone and the winter prep work was finished, I’ve been giving Amazon some business. Most of the reading could be summed up in two words; terrible writing.

I’ll include some of mine in that mix. I have a bad habit of not proof reading my stuff and depending on the computer writing aids to insure good copy – which is always a bad habit because of bad word choice and glitches from brushing the touch pads on the lap top that is simply a pain. It creates word and idea jumps that are not intended. One sees them in other’s writings and seem to skip casual reading of their own.

aUnfortunately the same bad editing is readily available in many of the books I’ve purchased. All in all, I’ve gone through more than twenty books since October and many were of the Ugh Caliber. I’m glad I haven’t reviewed any as  Amazon keeps encouraging me.

One item I was informed of, as the availability of Baen Authors through the Amazon system. That was both good and bad. Many of the books I’ve purchased in the past were on the Baen House and to get them to react correctly with Kindle (Amazon) I must delete them and trust Amazon to replace them with their format.

Now. For the other half of the books that were fairly well written and edited. But first, a small personal regression.

Years and years ago it was published that many authors of Sci Fi and Fantasy were gathered into an advisory board for the US of A government. It was felt, that given the authors forward thinking and flight of fancy that proved true, they could give the government pathways to wiser ruling and regulations.

I’ll leave it to the reader to do any homework they feel necessary and make judgments as they see fit.

The current political situation is illustrated in many of the books I’ve read this past two or three months. I’ll bring only this one over which I have both laughed and shook my head.

The King speaking is facing invasion, he is on the scene of the incursion, his advisors present .

The king turned back to the lòhren but did not meet his gaze. “I have considered things,” he said. “I’ve weighed them up, carefully reviewed all contingencies and put in place plans to manage risk. The benefits of my policy will unfold over time, and to expedite the process I will communicate my reasoning personally to those affected. People will understand the decision and realize the benefits implicit in change. Communication is the key.”

Ryan, Robert (2013-12-26). Renown of the Raithlin: Book One of the Raithlindrath Series (Kindle Location 1462).  . Kindle Edition.

If you’ve watched many dra-mama interviews you’ve seen the scenario.

A pity youth hasn’t the experience to see Will Rogers truths of con-men.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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2 Responses to Tuesday, December 31, 2013

  1. johnrailtime says:

    Happy New Year

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