I read that stupid article yesterday and got my panties all in a knot and had to vent.
There is no better place to go than the blogosphere!
Not only did you guys calm me down and make me laugh but you all agreed with me and that was the very best part.
So, I sent a Tweet to Angela James, the Executive Editor from Carina Press:
Wondering what @angelajames thinks of this article: 10 words editors hate? http://tinyurl.com/3vb27b2 - A dozen of us on my blog are at a loss.
She wrote back:
@hmgardner I've got nothing for you. I don't hate any of those words and they seem pretty innocuous! But I DO hate the word fateful...
Then she RT'd:
Seriously? Is it a joke? RT @hmgardner: Wondering what @angelajames thinks of this article: 10 words editors hate http://tinyurl.com/3vb27b2
And these were the responses to her:
joelysue Joely Sue Burkhart
Why isn't FATEFUL on that list?!? RT @angelajames RT @hmgardner: 10 words editors hate tinyurl.com/3vb27b2
rhondastapleton Rhonda Helms
@angelajames @hmgardner That was my favorite article in the entire history of articles. Also, make sure you don't use "the". Wait, whoops.
Am pretty sure that's the dumbest thing I've ever read. RT @hmgardner: 10 words editors hate tinyurl.com/3vb27b2
annavaldinger Anna Valdinger
@angelajames @hmgardner That's *got* to be a joke! Surely ...? My authors are certainly allowed to say 'death', 'light' and 'feeling'!
angelajames Angela James
@joelysue hahaha, did you see my actual response to @hmgardner? It was "I hate the word fateful" lolol!
ros_clarke Ros Clarke
@angelajames @hmgardner I poked around the site a bit and it looks like they deal with a lot of poetry, which might make more sense of it.
joelysue Joely Sue Burkhart
@angelajames I missed your original direct response to @hmgardner - but am so not surprised!
shannonstacey Shannon Stacey
@angelajames I hope authors don't take that to heart. Oops...said heart. @hmgardner
So, folks, it's not just us!
I thought about writing to the author of the article but technically it was just their opinion.
Perhaps that was how they were telling everyone that they didn't want to be an editor any longer?
NMP: Not My Problem.
Hey, there is a hurricane traveling up the East Coast! Did ya hear?
Hurricane Irene. As of right now, 11 AM EST, is a Cat. 2 storm. They are expecting it to pick up steam as it heads for the Carolinas.
I live in NY, about an hour and a half north of NYC. We will certainly receive all the rain and some wind but we are unlikely to see much damage in our area.
I'll let you know.
What will we do to prepare for the exciting event?
Not too much, actually.
I live in NY where we have just about every natural disaster show up eventually.
I'm married to a volunteer firefighter who is also the department's safety officer.
I live in a state of preparedness.
But, I should probably pick up the five essentials, according to my husband.
Any of you guys preparing to be prepared?
See? It wasn't just you.ReplyDelete
And although I live inland and won't see more than some rain and alittle wind, people have cleaned out the grocery stores.
Loved the tweets! As to hurricane - there is definitely something to be said for being land-locked. Batten your hatches!ReplyDelete
My car is filled up with gas. We've taken out extra cash. The fridge is stocked up; we've got canned goods that don't need to be cooked; lots of snacks for the kids, batteries and flashlights. :)ReplyDelete
Well fortunately for us, the Midwest only gets hit by tornadoes...if you consider that good fortune. Stay safe.ReplyDelete
I live in Utah... so no, but, i wish you all the best: i sure hope it all works out.ReplyDelete
Alex - I hear that. A girlfriend sent me pics of a grocery store near her in Rhode Island with empty shelves. Rhode Island!ReplyDelete
Wendy - Will do our best!
Angela - Wow. You sound VERY prepared! Great job. Good luck!
Laila - We had a few of those this year too! Will do.
Jeff - Thanks. Me too!
Thanks for coming by everyone.
Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!ReplyDelete
I hope you and your family are safe and will remain safe for this whole hurricane business. Please, take care.ReplyDelete
Lola - Thank you. I'm glad you found me too!ReplyDelete
Murees - Thank you. As of 11:30 PM on Saturday night we are all fine. The rain has picked up and we are expecting the storm by morning.
I'll keep everyone updated when I can.