Sleep Deprivation Hillarities

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I know. There are a lot of big words in the title. πŸ˜‰ Essentially, today I will be sharing you some things I wrote in my novel, Ivy Inquisitive, during NaNoWriMo 2015 that aren’t quite … right.

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~ A few of my favorite typos ~

Miss Selle greeted him at the girl.

Yep. At Miss Selle’s Boarding School for Girls, they haveΒ a girl instead of a door. You see, this “girl” hangs in the doorway – er, girlway – and blocks out the wind and unwanted intruders. Then, when you want to let someone in, you open the girl.
Think about that for a minute. It’s a pretty weird mental image.


Β She began telling him about Posy’s process since his last visit

At first glance, this may look pretty normal. However, one little word is off. That’s right, you guessed it! “Process” instead of “progress.”
Process: a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.
Progress: forward or onward movement toward a destination.
So, though “process” and “progress” are similar (and perhaps this was more of a me-being-stupid than a typo), they aren’t the same and during NaNoWriMo,Β I didn’t know that.


Β They went to the store to buy some money.

“Here’s a bottle of milk! Can I have a couple bucks?”
“There you go. Here’s your money, just give me a second while I get your change … about a half a cup, right?Β Β … hey, wait a second! This is counterfeit dairy! Stop thief!”
 


… ordering that every hound possessing the slightest sense of felt should be found and set to the task of locating his daughter.

Because, when you’re hunting a lost little girl, a hound’s sense of feeling is the most important.
“Come on, Rover! If you feel around long enough, you’re sure to find her!”


Riley stood up and walked away, running his hands through his head until it stood on end.

He ran his fingers through his head. He must be a ghost. Which would make sense, considering the fact that he was born in 1853, 163 years ago.


And … I think that’s enough embarrassment for one day. πŸ˜‰ Did you enjoy my mistakes? Have a favorite? Have you ever made any similar typos in your writing?
And, to balance out the negativity, my favorite paragraph from Ivy Inquisitive (draft 1) that I’ve found so far:

Mr. Knight says: “Mrs. Manning, those of the lower class often use that word as if it were some terrible plague that they fear will come upon them if they accept a little help from a Christian brother. They probably got the idea of the nonexistent Charity Plague from their own personal demon who insists that they’re not quite low enough to humble themselves.”

Oh, and one more thing (this is the last one, I swear). I’ve been reading over the first draft of Ivy Inquisitive (as you can tell) … and mixed in with the bad is a little bit of good! It’s not as hopeless as I thought! So perhaps I’ll be doing a little more editing – and a little less rewriting – than I thought, God be praised! πŸ™‚
~Kellyn Roth
 

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  • Claire Bergland
    Reply

    You’ve got a typo in your title. No kidding!

    • Kellyn Roth
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      That was actually on-purpose. πŸ˜‰ I was wondering if anyone was going to catch that ….

  • CutePolarBear
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    Those were some funny mistakes! I especially liked going to the store to buy some money. πŸ˜€ That’s my favorite hobby! πŸ˜‰ I made a silly mistake the other day. I was studying for a test, and I had to memorize the phrase, ‘The Present is the key to the past’. I said it aloud, except I said ‘The key is the present to the past’. XD
    CutePolarBear

    • Kellyn Roth
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      I’m always mixing up words like that, too! πŸ™‚

  • Katie
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    I’d love to buy some money.
    Seriously laughing at the idea of him running his hands through his head. πŸ˜€

    • Kellyn Roth
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      πŸ™‚ He’s a very interesting character … but not THAT interesting. πŸ˜‰ I wish I could buy some money, too! πŸ™‚

  • Rose Lawson
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    Those were funny. My cousin has a life-size Princess Leia cutout attached to her door. Does that count as a girl way?

    • Kellyn Roth
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      Ha! Maybe. πŸ˜‰ I’m not sure what I was thinking when I wrote that … it’s so nutty! XD

    • Sarah
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      Major lol happening to me right now..

    • Sarah
      Reply

      So funny. … I would love to buy some money.

      • Kellyn Roth
        Reply

        Same here! XD

        • Sarah
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          I can’t wait to read at her fingertips! It sounds awesome.

          • Kellyn Roth
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            Thank you! I’m really looking forward to writing it! πŸ™‚

  • Bailey Ray
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    Ohmygoodness kelly!!!! πŸ˜‰ These made me die!!!! (of laughter of course) πŸ˜‰ I think my fave was the money one and the riley one! Those were out of this world funny!!! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the laughs, kell! πŸ˜‰

    • Bailey Ray
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      Ps. whats the typo in the post title…I didn’t see it lol!

      • Kellyn Roth
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        Hilarities is spelled wrong. There’s just one “L.”

    • Kellyn Roth
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      My fav is definitely the money one because … I would love to be a millionaire. πŸ˜‰

  • Bailey Ray
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    Lol so would I! (ill find us a chest of gold lol!) πŸ˜‰

  • Kate Willis
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    This is too funny!!! Honestly running my fingers through my head over her. πŸ˜›

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I really want to buy some money …. πŸ˜€

  • Coralie Skies
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    I kind of laughed non stop by myself… πŸ™‚

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