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BAD PIRATES (AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY)!

So, as most of my followers know, I got a job as editor for World Castle Publishing about a month or so ago. (God Bless Karen's sweet heart!) As an editor, I have had the privilege to get to know some wonderfully awesome, warm, and friendly people. I talk with most of them either by phone or email a couple of times a week and have come to think of them as friends. I have also learned, through this job, that the words in the book that you buy at the bookstore or on-line don't just magically fall onto the pages ready to read. From what I've seen, writing a book and polishing it for publication is a lot like having a baby. It starts as a thought, grows into an idea, and then it is slowly shaped and molded into the finished work by its creator. It is, simply put, someone's work of art. This work of art is then fine-tuned by creator, publisher, and editor so that it can be sent into the world for others to enjoy.  I have loved books for as long as I can remember. When I read…