Today I’m going to break away from my routine and do something different. From writing a book to trying in vain to promote it, lots of uncomfortable, unusual and just downright humorous things happen. So today, since I can’t seem to focus on anything else, I thought I’d let everyone have a laugh–or at least a grin–at my expense.
A typo, you say?
When I first finished writing and had done a few rounds of editing for Intentions of the Earl, I decided my husband should read it. Why? I have no idea. I guess I was just looking for his opinion. Not that he really could have one, of course. He’d never read a romance in his life. I don’t even think he’d read a book with a romantic subplot, either.
So in July when we went our annual camping trip I nervously gave him a copy of the manuscript. As he read through he wasn’t looking for errors, but found a few anyway. When I’d see him uncap his pen, I’d ask him what he’d found wrong and he’d ignore me or say I’d see it when he gave it back. Well, one night by the fire he starts howling with laughter! And while I think there may be a few parts of the book that are worthy of a smile, howls of laugher wasn’t what I expected. Especially from him since he rarely thinks things are funny. Anyway, when he finally calmed down, I asked what was so funny. His answer? He looked down at the paper and read, “Then Andrew dropped his right hand from her shoulder and started caressing beasts.”
To this day he still gives me a hard time about that one. However, there was another, far more embarrassing typo he missed that I caught the next time I read it. The scene: Andrew waiting with the baron for John to return with news of Brooke. The line, “Andrew resisted the urge to twist his neck to look at the clock he knew was behind him.” That sentence (probablyly altered a little for the final draft), was missing one little letter. If you read back through my last sentence, look for what’s in italics to figure it out!
Unusual searches that led to my blog
When I first started blogging I found it rather interesting that I can see what people have typed into a search engine that led to my blog. Here are some of the most interesting search terms:
what to say to a wayward wife (Uh…probably not going to find the right answer to that one here.)
rose gordon sex scenes (I honestly didn’t know what to make of this one)
her sudden groom (Now, this was actually flattering. The book where I advertised I’d written this book, To Win His Wayward Wife had only been out one day!)
rose gordon books free (This one gave me pause. I won’t go into a detailed account of the work/time that goes into writing books. But I will say, it wasn’t easy. I honestly think the price is more than fair to both parties, however, I do understand not every eReader is the same or uses the same format. Therefore, if you’ve bought my book(s) and for some reason change your eReader and need a different format, please contact me and I’ll be happy to provide you a complimentary copy in the format you need.)
rose gordon gun in your face (Quite frankly, I found this one to be rather disturbing)
I hope at least one of these got you to crack a smile. Have a good weekend!