I’m working through the first intimate scene for Cat and Alek (wasn’t my idea! They got there all by themselves!) and it’s, well it’s making me all teary ;p It’s so sweet! (and a tad raunchy ;p) I won’t deny that trying to get the words right without looking too bodice ripper or erotic might be tricky. But this is the first draft so I may go all out and work it out in the first re-write (and NO ONE will be privy to the first draft..). It’s nice when you start to get the hang of something you were worried about! Of course I still have to do it for the other characters too but all in time *grin*
Along with the post theme I learnt two important things today.
1. Sensei is both the singular and plural
2. Amazons should never have an apostrophe
So how did I learn that? Well someone responded to a thread I put on the UK Amazon asking for reviews with this.
M. Hepworth says:
Honest review of the free sample: basic grammatical errors put me off from taking a risk on a new author. (First two examples I met: incorrect use of apostrophes. The plural of Amazon doesn’t need an apostrophe, and the plural of Sensei is still Sensei). Sorry, you could be a genius at plot for all I know, but first impressions sell.
And that smarted. I didn’t know both those were mistakes (though as I go over the Amazon one in my mind it clicks more) and I responded with a not so great answer.. which I did amend later..
Nicole MacDonald says:
That’s okay it’s a fun read and not meant to be a literary masterpiece. Wouldn’t be your thing. But thanks for pointing those out. I’ll be sure to correct them.
The underline is the amended bit ; p
For the record – I DESPISE being nice to people who are intentionally being snarky. I guess it’s just me and my blogger mates (all you lovely peoples) who believe in manners.
Okay rant over… now off to fix those two mistakes and reload book *grin*