Thursday, July 08, 2010

Drama Drama

Apparently, I have a gift in creating drama without even trying. I wrote a post on Write Anything (or rather recycled one of my old ones) about why the space between sentences rule was changed. Just a little FYI to share with the masses and somehow that pissed someone off. Left several comments about why I'm terrible writer and why the other writers at Write Anything should ditch me. Sadly, it's not the first time (don't know if the same person left all the harsh comments).

I'm not taking it to heart. Everyone has the right to their own opinion. This person decided to make theirs very loud and clear. The fact they're hiding behind an anonymous name like "censorship" shows a lot about them, but whatever. On to better news...

Received another book today. Horror Yearbook had a contest a few weeks ago. They were giving away five copies of The Strain by: Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. I was one of the lucky people to win a copy, but then again, only two or three people entered. The odds were in my favor on this one.

Didn't care for the UPS guy/girl leaving the package on top of our car that's sitting out in the rain. I mean we have two in a carport. This was supposedly done because no one was home. Well guess what UPS guy/girl? We were home! Thank goodness the book didn't get drenched. I guess he/she just didn't want to tangle with our new little snaky friend hiding out in our pond. Where's Billy the Exterminator when you need him?


Cate Gardner said...

How can the one space rule pee someone off? Very odd. I'd brush it to one side and forget about it. Our postman is always leaving my parcels behind the bin. Nice.

Aaron Polson said...

I'll admit I have to do a "find and replace" to most of my stories. I'm so used to slapping two spaces between sentences. No problem though. No reason to get my panties in a bunch.

Bhaswati said...

It's funny--why would someone want to show disagreement by disparaging someone? There are always more sensible ways to express disagreement. But it takes all kinds, I guess. ;)

Good show on the book win though. And glad it didn't get wet.

Aimee said...

Guess someone was having a bad day. I mean, you didn't make the rule and it's soooo minor.

Anyway, thanks for catching me up. This is the first I've heard about it. What a great rule! I've saved three whole key strokes!

Aimee Dearmon

Andrea Allison said...

Cate - I have absolutely no idea. People just starting trouble to start trouble.

Aaron - I occasionally forget, but usually good with the whole one space rule.

Bhaswati - Thank you! So am I.

Aimee - Glad I could help!