Monday, May 18, 2009

Disclaimer first

This post could sound garbled. About 30 minutes ago I took a bunch of Advil for my muy sore knees. Only it wasn't Advil, it was Tylenol P.M. WHY DO I NOT PAY CLOSER ATTENTION TO CONTAINERS? I once accidentally brushed my teeth with fast-actin' Tinactin because I do not pay close attention to containers.

Anyhoo! I just wanted to say that I read again to Randi's students and they seemed engaged with the story, so that's good. What I really want to say, though, is that even though I went over this manuscript with a fine-toothed comb (I thought), I found a few spelling errors and unnecessary word repetitions as I read. ALOUD.

You see where I'm going with this, don't you? You. Should. Always. Read. Your. Stuff. Aloud. Especially before sending it to your agent.

On the food front, I am having a root beer freeze from Hires AS WE SPEAK.


Louise Plummer said...

I agree. Sometimes when I read aloud from one of my published books, I still edit while I'm reading.

Kerry said...

OMG a cheeseburger from Hires sounds SO GOOD right now.

Lisa B. said...

Root beer freeze! Doesn't that sound delicious. Even thought it's 12 hours after you posted that, so I'm only an hour out from breakfast.