I was revising my book, when what do you know...I found a typo. Seriously, I've read this manuscript how many times? And I still had a typo?
Misplaced or missing letters can dangerously alter the mood of the story. Here are some examples:
awww vs. ewww
taunt vs. taut
trainer vs. trailer
spout vs. sprout
nose vs. hose
kink vs. kinky
dad vs. dead
give 'em hell vs. give 'em help
Yeah, a couple of these were buried in my manuscript. And they're spelled right, so spellcheck was of no use. Please tell me I'm not the only writer with these Doh! moments.
Can you add any other dangerous typos to the list? And it's time to spill the beans. What goofy mistakes have you found in your manuscript? And was it already out to agents or editors? Let's share the shame.
To all you A-Z bloggers out there, congratulations on a job well done! Your posts were so much fun to read.