Why I'm ratting myself out, I don't know, but something I did just reminded me of my many writing related blunders in the past and sometimes it's comforting to wallow or commiserate with friends.

What did I just do? And what is it that I do on regular basis? Post a comment to a blog under the wrong name. Yup. The name that isn't my pen name.

That's almost as bad as hitting the Tab key mid submission to a publisher (which doesn't indent a paragraph as you first expected it to, but sends it off before you're ready). I did that a month ago, and it wasn't the first time, but it wasn't the end of the world. What did I do? Resent the email with an apology. No big deal.

Posting a comment under the wrong name, well, that's harder to fix. It's not the end of the world if people connect my two writing names, but it does erase the whole point to having a pen name in the first place.

Do you have any ritual blunders?