Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ran Spellcheck. Yikes.

Yes, I know, I've been updating like a fiend lately.

When I write, I turn the squiggly spell check and grammar lines off. First of all, because the grammar check never seems to be accurate. Second of all, spell check hates everything. Squiggly lines remind me too much of writing papers in college and it is distracting.

I'm on page 241 of the revision as of now. Miles is getting himself into trouble at the moment. I'm not sure what it says about me that most of my male characters are horndogs in a small way.

Realistic, I should think.

Anyway. So I decided, at nearly 300 pages, that I should run spellcheck on the WIP. Which I did. Come to find that a) my spelling is far more atrocious than it once was and b) I seem to be unconsciously using British spelling, which is wrong when your Word goes by the American English dictionary.

So, I had to change ageing to aging and travelling to traveling and and chiselled to chiseled. Ugh. I seem to think the double "L" is natural, because words like "woollen" and "levelling" and "analyse" seem perfectly all right to me.

Can I blame this spelling tendency on reading Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer?



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