The other day Kellyn Roth and I were discussing our most hilarious author/blogger mistakes. I’ve been keeping note of mine just for grins, and I thought you might enjoy what I have so far…
- I was editing the first part of “Kiera” the other day and I ran across this sentence: “The doorbell finally rang. She hurried to open it.” Have you ever opened a doorbell? I sure haven’t though maybe a doorbell repairman might have to take one apart sometime…
- I love adding my made-up names to the dictionary so my word processor won’t keep bothering me with their red pencil, but the other day I accidentally added a real live misspelling. (This makes auto correct even less reliable now!) 😉
- Since I’ve started this blog, it’s been my goal to post every day five days a week. I couldn’t figure out why my posts were ending up on the wrong days (a couple culprits were even on the same day! Aargh) until I thought of checking my time zone. My posting times were seven hours later than I had hoped for which put me somewhere in Africa! Talk about hilarious.
- I sign off all my emails with “Every day is a gift” a line from my story “Mara”. Mara is a paraplegic with a surprising zest for life and gratefulness for every day the Lord has given her. I use this phrase to remind myself of the truth behind it and the story I’ve written, but the other day it had a very unintended effect. I received an email from a very sweet author I’ve been working with and among other things she asked if I was terminally ill. Oops. 😉
What are some hilarious mistakes you’ve made?