Mickey was working on completing his epic novel, and making great progress from his perch upon the plinth.
He did not want to incriminate himself within the writing community by misusing effects and affects.
His online research regarding the issue resulted in a lot of malarkey, until he stumbled upon the Grammar Girl’s explanation of the issue <http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/affect-versus-effect.aspx?commentid=29800>. After reading the post, which gave validation of his intended usage, he was filled with glee at the potential to be finished, and the prospect of being published after editing and proofreading the tome.
Unfortunately, hebdomadal editing revealed that it was going to be a long time before it would be ready for publishing. He had failed to realize that creating his masterpiece should have been done in a serialized manner. It turned out to be over two thousand pages, which was going to take a lot of editing and proofreading.
Moral: Plan things before you start, to avoid frustration and disappointment at the end of the project.
Today’s submission is in response to Creative Copy Challenge #129.
The words of the challenge are as follows:
- Validation – the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
- Incriminate – To cause to appear guilty of a crime or fault; implicate
- Effects – the noun
- Affect – the verb
- Plinth – A block or slab on which a pedestal, column, or statue is placed.
- Malarkey – nonsense; rubbish
Bonus word of the day March 24, 2011: hebdomadal
To participate yourself, or just read other’s submissions, go to http://creativecopychallenge.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/writing-prompts-creative-copy-challange-129/