Okay. I know, you are scratching your heads now.
The other day I received a letter on a short story I wrote and edited myself. For some reason, I have massive issues checking my own work. To be honest, I suck at it. Can’t see through the forest kind of suck at it.
It embarrassed me to read that I didn’t know the difference between a proper noun and a plain ole noun. My insides cried out, “But I do. I really do. Gee. I’m sorry.” Clunk me in my forehead. Dufus.
Issues in my writing do exist, I still can’t figure out when to capitalize ‘mom’ and ‘dad’. The rule boggles my brains.
Repeating words is another problem.
Sometimes I can’t tell the difference between telling and showing in my stuff. Pop me in the forehead, again.
There are days I wonder why I can’t just write the story and let the powers that be figure out all the nitty-gritty stuff that makes my eye-brains cross. I’m a STORY WRITER.That’s all. I’m no genius and right now I can’t blame this on the Wicked Witch of the West or her Flying Monkeys. It’s Mercury in retrograde.
And everybody asked, “What the hell is that, Shelly?”
For one, Mercury is a planet in the Solar System-in case you didn’t know.
Retrograde is where the planet has the illusion or actually is orbiting backwards. When this happens, it affects all written and verbal communications. More accidents and arguments happen. Any contract signed, will not stand the test of time. Appliances, computers and cars break down. It can cause real havoc in any ones’ life, like mine.
But, it can also be a time to re-do and edit anything we’ve written. It gives us a chance to fix the piece of doo-doo we may have created, like me. The retro started on December 10th and will last until December 30th, plus five days after.
Mercury goes retro three to four times a year.
Mercury retrogrades for 2011:
March 30 – April 23
August 2 - August 26
November 24 – December 13
Now that you’ve been warned, I’ll be able to sleep without tossing and turning tonight.