Thursday, 5 May 2011

A boo-boo!

Bloggie friends!!

Where'd Tuesday and Wednesday go?!!? :-)

Charlie says: I look only for next door.


Oh bloggie friends! I made such a boo-boo attempting to critique the first chapter of a lovely classmate's novel in progress. I ended my critique asking her questions about her main character only to realise later as I re-read the chapter that they've already been answered.

I'm so not cut out for this critiquing lark! LOL!

Oooh the spring temperature is hotting up!!

44 comments:

Kea said...

LOL! I'm sure she'll understand. Or, at least I hope she does! :-)

Gee, except for 2 days in what, several months? our "hot" weather is about 7C. A rainy, raw 7C that feels like I should be donning long johns again. What a sucky spring.

ABBY said...

I cannot believe this week is flying by so quickly but they all seem to anymore!

Missed you!

Hello handsome Charlie.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Jemi Fraser said...

We've all done those kinds of things - you'll be forgiven :)

I agree with Charlie - the week is flying!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

don't feel bad. I do the same sometimes when I read blogs. I ask the very thing they just said. I guess I don't read and comprehend or recall to well! lol
Charlie, what are you looking at next door?
xoxoxo

The Words Crafter said...

I think I'd be a terrible crit person. I just want to know the story!

And that's the kind of mistake I'd make, so don't feel too bad :)

Mr Puddy said...

Charlie, I love to looking for the next door too ! but my one is a cat ! He always come to steal my food. Have to watch out !
You have a good day, My friend !
xoxo

Daniela said...

I am so jealous about your weather. It's cold here, only 50 today..boohoo. But Im an indoor kitty anyway, so i'm always warm..hehe

Don't worry about the reading..kitties aren't supposed to read anyway..we're to be read to..like the prince and princesses we are.

xoxo
Homer

Tracy said...

Kitty,
I'm not a good critique! I know better than to even suggest i do it...now I am a grea editor but that's the extent of my talents...
Charlie looks like he's open to the task!

mshatch said...

Sometimes critting is hard. I often have to go back and delete some of my comments as they get answered/addressed later.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Well everyone makes mistakes. And all this lovely weather has turned our brains to mush. We just want to laze in the sun and snooze.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't worry, I'm sure it will amuse her! She might need a laugh at that point.

Lydia K said...

I do that too, when I'm critting. I'll bet it happens to a lot of people!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I could never be a book or movie critic --too much pressure and I'd hate to hurt soemone's feelings!

Charlie's tail is so delightful!

Reenie said...

Cherry blossoms? Pics please :). I miss spring!!!

Angel-Star said...

congrats on the publication in Queensland stories. and thanks for your lovely comments on my blog about peace...

L'Aussie said...

Critiquing can cause many red faces Old Kitty. Never mind. We all do it, or try hard not to.

Denise<3

Join the new Romantic Friday Writers Group.

Summer Ross said...

Critiquing helps you grow as a writer though. Spring is slowly coming in here in Casper- I say slow cause we got snow two days ago...

Brigid said...

I don't like critiquing either, its a tough job.
Congrats on the Queensland book, I am going to get it when it comes out in paperback, looking forward to your story, well done!!

Madeleine said...

Awh don't be too hard on yourself, with everything practice makes perfect and experience is the key. I'm guessing that Charlie is looking to the future when you will be a confident critiquer! He's a wise chap :O)

Patsy said...

Maybe your friend's chapter wasn't quite as clear and easy to follow as it could have been?

Ellie said...

Yes. Where did Tuesday and Wednesday go?

Aah. Critiquing. I'm okay if it's a fairly small amount, otherewise I'd probably do the same as you!

Ginger Jasper said...

I am sure you will not be as bad as you think lol. The days run away with us ans while mum is on the sick she wonders how she ever found time to work. Its cold again down here and we want the hot sun back please. Hugs GJ x

Hilary said...

Hate when that happens! Your so lucky your temps are warming. We are on a weather yo-yo. One day warm, the next freezing...

Hannah and Lucy said...

Why are looking at next door Charlie - are they likely to give you a treat or two?
Don't ee all have days where ask or do something silly? - I'm having one of those days today!!

Clarissa Draper said...

Actually, that's brilliant! You're the perfect reviewer. Obviously the writer (a) did not make the information interesting enough to stand out (b) or she needs to make it clearer.

If you missed it, then other readers will as well. She needs to know this information and improve it.

Susan Fields said...

When critiquers do that with a piece of my writing, first I look to make sure the question really was answered, and then I wonder whether I need to make it clearer. If you missed the answers, then probably other readers will too, and maybe your classmate needs to make it clearer. So even boo boo's can be helpful!

laughingwolf said...

them's as can, do... them's as can't, teach! ;) lol

Brian said...

Hey Charlie, why aren't you inside helping Mom with her critique?

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Happy Thursday darlin' friends. xxxxxxxxxxx

Words A Day said...

She'll forgive you, your too nice not too! Enjoy the warmth! Its not just tuesday and wednesday, whatever happened to february and april!:)

LTM said...

oh! don't worry--tell her what you did, and that should make it all better!

I'm betting you still made comments and/or suggestions that were helpful. ((squeeze))

scratches to Charlie~

notesfromnadir said...

It depends on what type of story it was. Some are easier to critique than others.

Charlie looks happy being out in the sun. Good that the weather is hotting up! :)

Cheri said...

Charlie you are looking so extra handsome today. Don't know if we could critique much better! You tried.

Bossy Betty said...

I am sure your friend understands!

Hart Johnson said...

Don't be too hard on yourself! Critiquing takes practice, but besides that... if a skim doesn't make stuff clear, maybe the writing needs to be a little more blatent.

soggibottom said...

Think you are the only one to drop clangers :-) ? :-) :-) :-)

Ha ha,

Raining down here, Charlie, get your wellies out little mate Or make sure when you have to go out, some one has hold of the brolly.

lots of luv AMIE SOTO BLOSSOM :-)xxx

Shannon O'Donnell said...

LOL. We've all done sillies like that. *waves at Charlie* :-)

KarenMcG said...

Charlie and "Old Kitty", you're back!

Sometimes those days can go faster than you like.

Charlie, you look so handsome sitting there like that.

And "Old Kitty", I'm sure you're doing just fine with that critiquing!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I wouldn't be a good critiquer either. I tend to speed read without realizing it. Of course that does make it easier to make it through so many blogs!

Anne R. Allen said...

I think there's a time muncher out there this week. I was furious this afternoon because my Tuesday appointment was late.

Until I realized I was the one who had missed it.

Because it's Thursday.

We all give bad critiques. Especially those of us over 40, who are in groups where there's a long-running novel being read over many months. "Who's Susie?" we ask. "The Protagonist," says annoyed writer. We cringe and move on.

Lynda R Young said...

critiquing is a skill unto itself.

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Charlie you are quite the handsomest cat!

Tell your Mom she has some good ideas about the fluffy cat ears! :)

lupie said...

Why are you looking next door Charlie???

Thinking you both, always

Theresa Milstein said...

Ha! I've done that before. Then I write, "Oh, okay." That's what's good about doing track changes on-line, then I can delete my mess ups.

I checked your blog Saturday, and the last post I saw was the last one I commented on. Now there are all these ones I missed. How is this possible? Google gremlins?