The ramblings of aspiring author, Madeleine Sara, her dreams to become published and her trials and tribulations along the way. Plus other writerly nuggets of wisdom!
Apologies for my typos, I get very cold hands with Raynauds and sometimes there's a persistent kittie on my lap, nudging my hand as I type.
I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.
I suddenly realised the other day how bad my spelling was getting.
In the past I was known for my spelling prowess. My school friends would quake in their boots if they showed me their work in case I pointed out a word that needed correcting. I learned not to be so 'helpful' for the sake of peace and harmony.
Nowadays with computers, Microsoft and spellchecker, I blithely 'right mouse click' on my typos while editing my Manuscipts and have realised that I'm forgetting how to use my brain.
I'm forgetting how to spell. I am de-skilling myself through sheer lazy convenience,
letting the machine do all the work.
Also because of UK versus US spellings my MS's are littered with contradictions, as sometimes I choose to use the 'z' version and others the 's' as in 'recognise'.
Don't get me wrong I do love and use my hardback
Oxford English Dictionaryand my Roget's Thesaurus
to look up words, but I have found I must start using my brain again, as well.