So, real talk.
There's always a trade off with #amwriting. And this particular author I'm reading now has decide to sacrifice research & accuracy for speed. She's put out a lot of books in a relatively short period of time. And over all they are good books. Solid writing, engaging characters, simple plots but no major plot holes or anything.
And the inaccuracies so far haven't been things that made me stop reading. But they are adding up.
The Marines who refer to themselves and each other as former marines... Okay, that throws me out of the story when it happens, but it's only once in a while. It's annoying.
The deaf character who NEVER HAS TROUBLE LIP READING. This wasn't a once in a while toss me out of the story. This was every couple pages for half the book. And all the many, many inconsistencies that go along with this. (Like why is other MC learning ASL if they communicate fine anyway?)
Which sucks, because I have a hard time finding authors I can read when I'm in a really bad headspace. But there are limits to the amount of 'OMFG did, you really just say that?!' I can take.
So, kinda random, but if you are an author, maybe put some thought into the kind of trade offs you are making. There are advantages to putting out of a lot of books quickly. But little problems can add up and turn readers off.
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