Or, Things I Can’t Believe I Messed Up While Writing, OMG, I’m So Embarrassed.
1. I forget words kind of a lot. Well, it’s every few pages, which seems like a lot to me.
2. No matter how many times I went through my MS, my beta readers will still find grammatical errors. I’m sure it happens to everyone, but man, I felt like I was new at the whole putting words on paper thing.
3. “Accidently” is a word somehow. (My reaction can best be summed up as o__O) And of course I used it. This is why you need beta readers. Because Word has some messed up excuses for words in its dictionary.
4. My favorite way to emphasize something, besides using adverbs, is by saying “managed to”. I could get away with that phrasing once, maybe twice, but any more and it becomes one of those bumps that knocks the reader out of the story.
Seriously, I wanted to crawl into a hole of shame after this. I should get more people to proofread because I do not trust myself after this.
So now we’re at the point where I turn things over to you. What’s your most embarrassing mistake? Anyone ever heard of “accidently”?