Monday, June 28, 2010

Just saying...

I suck at grammar.

There, I admit it. For someone who LOVES to read, and LOVES to write, I hate punctuation. I've had to use voice recognition software since my RA has flared in my hands and there's nothing like trying to think about the correct puncuation needed to make a girl feel like an idiot.

And to top it off my teen man/child walked in on me when I was "writing" a particularly spicy scene. Lovely. It was hard enough letting my mom read my manuscripts, but the kids are a whole different story. My hubby encourages the spicier tones and keeps offering to help with research. Big surprise.

I'm off to get the coffee brewing and get started working. I'm working on my synopsis and plan to get it polished today so I can move on to the partial.

Have you ever been embarrassed about showing your stories to family/friends? Whether it was your writing or what you're reading?


Susan R. Mills said...

Oh, yeah, I've been embarrassed before. I guess we need to get over that. When we're published everyone will have access to our writing. :)

Chicki said...

I'm embarrassed all the time by my love scenes then I think about going to one of Eric Jerome Dickey's signings where he picked one of the spiciest scenes in his book to read. Since there were kids in the audience, he substituted other words for the most sensitive ones, which made everyone howl with laughter. I don't know if I could do that.

Theresa Stillwagon said...

I used to get embarrassed over my sex scene, but not anymore. I love writing them.
And my husband loves reading them.
He also wants to help me 'research' them.

Johanna said...

Fun post! I'm mostly embarrassed to let my mom read my work because for some unknown reason (that will probably be explored in therapy at some point) I always end up killing off my mothers by the end of the first chapter. I want my mom to sleep easy and not think I'm out to get her! :)

Chelle Sandell said...

So glad to hear I'm not alone! :D