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  1. Tara S Nichols's Avatar
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    Default Those bigger blunders

    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?
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    I go by two different pen names too. One for mainstream romance and one for my erotic books. I have done the same thing. lol If it is about something personal...well, it doesn't really matter, because in the end it is me. What I hate is when I talk about my erotic books specifically or update on a story I'm writing under the wrong name.

    I didn't know about hitting the tab key and having a submission be sent...of course, now that I do, it WILL happen to me. lol

    I'm lazy with emails and posts that I make on the social media sites. I always hit send without proofreading. As soon as I click send, I'll notice a typo. Ugh!
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    I'm what I call a blog blurter. I try to slow down, but I get caught up in the moment, in fact I probably won't reread this post before I hot sen-
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    Don't worry Tara, two weeks aga I sent a manuscript to my editor and had 1 title on the cover page and a different title in the header. I made myself sick until she got back to me and reassured that it wasn't a big deal.

    As for blogging under the wrong name, luckily I don't have a google account in my real name so I don't think that will ever be a problem. My fear is e-mail. It is so easy to quickly write an e-mail and without even thinking sign the wrong name. Especially if you happen to write back to a reader...that is bad....but with fellow authors I am sure we all know to keep those things under wraps!!
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    Yes, I actually have three names, and one is YA, oops.
    I've sent a submission off with an old synopsis (one I'd sent to a previous publisher) and the end had all of my old information (I'd published four other stories, two being to THAT publisher) oops again.
    They must see some crazy stuff.
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    I've done both of those things... post to a blog under the wrong name and send email from the wrong account.

    I just did the blog thing the other day, in fact... on my own damn blog! Luckily, I could just went in and took down the reply and reposted it. LOL. That's what I get for working on two blogs at once trying to be efficient! LOL!

    The email thing I solved--I use Outlook 07 and it lets you assign a reply address on the fly from the message window. So I just assigned a signature file--a nice big gaudy one, in color--to each address. So when I start a new message, my default personal one comes up and I am instantly reminded to change the "sender." Since I"ve done that, I have only forgotten once :-) But when I was in Google, and had them all forwarded to the same account, there was no real way I could find to remind myself to pick a darned sender! LOL.
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    I'll have to look this Outlook 07 over. Might just save me from myself!
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    Older versions of Outlook may do it, too, and there may be free programs out there that can. I just happen to have Office 2007, so that's what I use :-)

    http://email.about.com/od/windowsema...email_prog.htm here's some free ones. I used to use Eudora for *ages* at work- like, since the mid 90's - until I switched over to Outlook a few years ago... it's a very solid, competent program. Worth a look, anyway!
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    Awesome, Thanks Fiona.
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