In a semi-serious extension of Rita Stella Galieh’s proofing blog (below) I want to take the opportunity to admit that I am far from perfect. This will not be a great surprise to those who know me. They are perpetually reminded that I am not perfect, but this week highlighted just how imperfect I am.
Without going into the grisly details of this revelation, I will just say that proofing is not my thing, and I was reminded of that fact. I am not what you would call, a details person. I am happiest in a creative state where stories flow easily and characters come to life, not in the tedious world of correct spelling, punctuation, and picking up mistakes.
Don’t get me wrong – I know that to be a better writer I must strive to work hard on the technical aspects of the craft. It just seems that I never quite get there. I lack the talent and aptitude for it. So in my state of distress over a troublesome issue I flicked onto this Christian Writer’s Downunder blog and read Rita’s post (below).
I laughed and laughed, and I realized that I am not alone (bless you, Rita). There are others out there like me. What a relief. Then I had a great revelation. Instead of beating myself up over my lack of proofing ability I need to concentrate on improving my mistake catching eye, and get to know a few more proofing geniuses willing to check my work. Because at the end of the day – it’s far better to giggle when we find these things, not proclaim the end of the world.
Rose Dee is the author of the 'Resolution' series. Her latest release is 'A New Resolution'; the third and final book in the series.
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