Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm So Turned On!

I am so turned on. I just can’t stop myself. I keep doing it over, and over, and over!

Nope, not talking about nookie here. I’m talking about editing. There’s just something that comes over me when I’m in the revision process and my inner editor is turned on. I can’t turn her off! I find myself editing everything, everywhere.

When shopping over the weekend, I mentally cringed when I overheard the non-word “irregardless” used. I later drove past a Toys я Us store, called their customer service line from my cell phone, and hollered, “Turn that R around! And while you’re at it, make it Toys are We!” On the way home, I stopped at a corner, whipped out a sharpie and marked out the unnecessary apostrophe on a “Make Thousand’s Working From Home” sign posted on the telephone pole. Since I was already out of my car, I edited the sign the homeless man was holding, correcting his sentence fragment “Will work for food” into “I will work for food.” While he didn’t appreciate the editing services, he was more than happy to take my dollar.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who suffers from ED – Editorial Dysfunction!

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Christie Craig said...


I'm sending you my manuscript to work on. LOL. I hate editing mode.

Leslie Langtry said...

I hate self-editing too. I can't stop myself until my husband lures me away from the ms with a bottle of wine, chocolate or nookie.


catslady said...

LOL I use to proofread at my job and there are very few books that I don't find a mistake or two. Spell check is great but if it's still a word it gets bypassed sometimes.