Monday, May 16, 2011


So I'm a bad speller. Thank goodness for spell check. There are the rare occasions when spell check, of course, makes some mistakes and I don't catch them. For instance: I was writing to a very important big person in the bookselling world and spellcheck turned "public" into something else. It took out the letter "l." Eeek!

Anyway, I'm working on a new project. I just painted the cover for my idea (not the norm, but I wanted to) and I hand lettered the type for the cover and spelled the word Transparent wrong. I wasn't paying attention! I wrote "Transparant." I'm such a dufus.

You think that's bad? I hired my uncle to carve the title of my new book Balto

On the title page he spelled a word wrong! He had to carve the whole thing over again! OUCH.

I have to run to work but when I get back I'll post photos of the bad mistakes.


  1. I have a problem wherein every sentence I edit must be re-typed from scratch -- i.e. If I missed a comma, the whole sentence gets re-written. It's just something I have to do to ensure that the new wording feels authentic. Unfortunately, this means a LOT of typos work their way into later drafts.

  2. Wow, that's a lot of work... and a lot of typos!