In the interest of becoming a recognizably regimented blogger chick (posting regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), I have decided to make Mondays special. I know you’re thinking, Yeah, Mondays are special alright. And that’s why I picked Mondays: because Mondays usually blow. For most people, it means going back to work or school. Since I’m temporarily unemployed, it means my husband goes back to work and I go back to ignoring housework and blogging my tushy off instead. Oh, and I work on my novel too.
So, without further ado, I humbly introduce Monday’s “Jerks and Irks” series. Here I will humorously (I hope?) rant about tiny things and/or tiny-minded people that annoy me. I’m warning you ahead of time, my tirades may be unfounded. I won’t apologize if they are. But, feel free to open up a dialogue in the comments section.
Today’s IRK is inspired by indie authors whose book summaries include the phrase “A coming of age story/book/novel/adventure/etc.” Like I said, my annoyance might be unfounded, but I am always searching for new books to download to my Kindle Fire and I would guesstimate that at least 41.7% of the descriptions I read begin with this cliche. Drives me nuts. There has got to be another way to tell us about your novel JERKS! By the way, if I read a summary like this, I don’t download the book. I figure if the author didn’t put any thought into the wording of their summary, they were probably just as careless with their novel. I feel similarly about typos. If you cannot properly proofread a paragraph, odds are your novel reads like the scribblings of a 13 year old. So, again, I’ll pass.
So what jerks are irking you on this fine Monday?
*Note: If anyone can prove that I am, in fact, the one who is being a jerk, I will change the tagline of JJE to “A Coming of Age Blog about the Journey of Jordanna East.” Maybe.