The struggle was VERY real for me. I didn’t necessarily speak, Queen Ann English.
I had to really listen to my editor. I had to let go of all those old ways. And replace it with a more refined perspective – or a new “head space”.
It really did come down to the power of word. Once I saw that – the power of word. I ripped my manuscript to shreds – re wrote it fifty times.
I could never really put a dollar value on the lessons I took from my editor. But the end result on my pieces – priceless my readers.
I had to be adult enough to listen. And big enough to learn…
For instance, when I was growing up, I often heard an elder tell me, “Ain’t isn’t in the dictionary, young lady.”
But it is, today. The fact is that “ain’t” is a word used so often that it now resides in the Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster as well as most others.
According to the OED public information, approximately 90 new words will be added to the dictionary this month. Many represent updates of words not updated in more than 90 years, such as white, ear and earning. How about lookalike? Or XL? Or white stuff? Watch out Scrabble players everywhere!
But I’m here to tell you that ALL RIGHT is still two words. Yes indeed. It is NOT alright–it is all right. No…
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