Today's distraction is just a small one! I Write Like is a cool site where you paste in a sample of your work and it analyzes it to determine what famous author you write like.
It was fun to paste in different samples of my work and see if I wrote like different authors--I do, by the way. My blog posts are, apparently, like H.P. Lovecraft. Considering most of his work is dense and full of racist undertones, I'm not entirely sure this is a compliment.
When I put in the short story I'm editing, I received Margaret Atwood. While I have nothing against her, I do find it a bit odd that the writing style YA horror story would resemble that of an essayist and poet. I have to say, I wonder what exactly they use to analyze it.
So enjoy seeing who you write like! Maybe you'll be as baffled as me.