Saturday, December 11, 2010

A quick thought

As we sit here, awaiting the Monster Blizzard that is right this moment heading our way, I thought I would toss out a quick post on what I like most about following my favorite authors on Twitter.

They make typos just like me. Isn't that cool? And sometimes, their spelling is atrocious (wait a minute, did I spell that right?).

So. Anyway, I thought that was cool.

WRITING UPDATE: Well. I've officially gone nuts revising The Devil You Don't Know. My new editor is waiting patiently for the manuscript, while I'm sitting here rewriting the whole damned novel. Again. See, I had a shiny new plot idea, which in turn led to a shiny new plot twist, which in turn led to a shiny new theme that needs to be polished like fine silver.



  1. LOL. See, normal people just wouldn't understand that.


  2. Twitter helps to bridge the gap between people. It is fascinating to me.

  3. I remember finding a typo (or maybe a reader pointed it out) in my finished and published book! At first, I was horrified. But then I thought about it and realized that there is something redeeming about the odd typo. They remind others -and ourselves - that we are human and leagues from perfection.

    Good luck with your writing!

  4. Donna: I know. :)

    Jack: I agree completely. I hated it at first, but the simple act of getting to know "famous" people is somehow comforting. They really are just like everyone else.

    Aidan: Yes, exactly. (Oh, and it wasn't a tweet from you. Yours are perfect.)

  5. This post is so true. It's such a relief when we as writer's figure out that no ones perfect. We sort of let ourselves off the hook at that point. I once had a guy reel me over the coals in a critique group. He even said that my work was screaming amateur. I knew I had grown as a writer when I replied with, " thank you and I know. If I were an expert, I wouldn't be here in a critique group trying to learn a few things." He honestly didn't know what to say. And it didn't bother me at all. I'm just me, flawed and all. Plus I get the opportunity to help boost the economy by hiring an editor. So there Mr. Critique Monster. You're welcome!

  6. I love that too! In fact, just earlier today a particularly prolific writer posted their first line of their current manuscript and there was a completely unnecessary that right in the middle of it!

    Makes me realize it's okay to beat myself up, but one little mistake here and there isn't going to be the end of me.