I'm seeing red.
No, I don't think you understand. I'm literally seeing red.
I'm working on my copy edits and the editor marked every single mistake, question, and stray comma (I am guilty of many, many stray commas) in red.
Copy edits are a necessary evil, but they kill me. My eyes are tired, my head hurts, and I fear the shooting pain radiating from my right shoulder to my hand may be permanent.
Not to mention I feel like the World's Biggest Idiot since I can't keep the names of my own characters straight.
Also making me feel stupid: Did you know that there are male and female versions of fiancé ???? I had no clue.
But it's not all depressing.
On Twitter I asked whether people would say "coffee pot" or "coffeepot" and people chimed in with strong opinions. (What would you say?)
I'm also pretty amused by the Word List on my Style Sheet. I've started using it as a writing prompt tool. I pick a letter and use the words listed in a paragraph. Want to try it? I'll give you a short one.
Here's mine: Instead of spending her summer attracting the attention of the hunky lifeguard, Mike, Alicia was stuck sipping Kool-Aid and watching her little brother splash around in the kiddie pool. Meanwhile other girls got to ooh and ahh over Mike as he showed off his kung fu moves every time he climbed down from the lifeguard's chair.
Now you give it a try!
What's got you seeing red this week? Speaking of red, have you peeked at my website lately? It's gotten a makeover!