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Road Trip Wednesday #87: Oops!

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Welcome to our 87th Road Trip Wednesday!

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This Week's Topic:
What's the biggest writing / querying / publishing mistake you've made?


Road Trip Song of the Week:
"My Favorite Mistake" - Sheryl Crow

Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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28 comments:

  1. FIRST!

    I've never actually gotten to say that on a comment thread before.

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  2. Here's mine :) Well, it talks about a couple of my mistakes, actually lol.

    http://aimeereneewrites.blogspot.com/2011/07/when-writing-fails-facepalm.html

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  3. Awesome topic! I was actually going to talk about this on my blog soon, but you all beat me to it!

    http://meredithmccardle.com/blog/411

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  4. Great topic! Ask me again once I start querying :). I'm sure there'll be lots of funny--or possibly cringeworthy--stories to tell then.

    Can't wait to read everyone else's experiences.

    http://lorarpfictionblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/writing-publishing-mistakes-whats-yours.html

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  5. Here's mine. I haven't had any really awful ones, but even the small things end up feeling like a chopstick in the eye.

    http://zapslobstertank.blogspot.com/2011/07/well-now-i-feel-stupid.html

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  6. Oops is right. I've made some pretty big mistakes myself.

    http://georgia-summers.blogspot.com/2011/07/road-trip-wednesday-everyone-makes-them.html

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  7. ...I don't think I have yet, but I'm gonna use everyone's responses as learning opportunities!

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  8. *cringe* Here's mine...

    http://hddodson.blogspot.com/

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  9. I never make mistakes.

    http://laraehrlich.com/2011/07/13/fear-itself/

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  10. Great topic... can't wait to read everyone's response. :)

    Mine's at katyupperman.com

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  11. Tough topic, but a good one.

    Here's mine:

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2011/07/road-trip-wednesday-biggest-blunders.html

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  12. Interesting topic!

    http://www.rebeccabehrens.com/2011/07/rtw-everybody-makes-mistakes-and-so-can.html

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  13. One typical rookie mistake, and one funny one from last week.

    http://angelicarjackson.blogspot.com/2011/07/rtw-dohnt-try-this-at-home_13.html

    See ya'll later today!

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  14. New to posting one of these, but I follow every week! I love getting a glimpse into everyone elses' writing lives.

    http://crystalschubert.com/2011/07/13/im-still-blushing-over-this/

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  15. Here's mine. There are so many mistakes to pick from!

    http://bit.ly/oKW59G

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  16. An extremely painful story with a happy ending.

    http://bit.ly/oz1b5p

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  17. Hoo boy.

    http://alisonmiller20.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-big-snafu-and-still-more-contest-for.html

    PS - I posted my RTW in with my blog-o-versary celebration contest. Stop by to read about my "Oops!" and enter yourself in my giveaway!

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  18. I tried to dwell on the humorous mistakes.

    http://kathleenpeacock.blogspot.com/2011/07/rtw-amusing-mistakes.html

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  19. My sends shivers down my spine. It was over a year ago and my face still floods red when I think about it.

    http://icountwords.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great topic. I'm hoping to learn from everyone's mistakes. Here's mine:

    http://thewordsonpaper.blogspot.com/2011/07/rtw-well-that-was-mistake.html

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  21. http://www.tarynalbright.com/2011/07/rtw-querying-mistakes.html

    Oooo! If you're feeling bad about yourself, read mine and feel much better!

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  22. Mine is up on http://thewordthief.blogspot.com!

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  23. Here's mine! http://www.sarahenni.com/2011/07/to-err-is-totes-normal/

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  24. Here's mine: http://jessicalovewrites.blogspot.com/2011/07/road-trip-wednesday-mistakes.html

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  25. Ooooh, I imagine I'm going to be reading a lot of embarrassing stories today. How fun!

    Mine is here.

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  26. Here's mine! I kind of wish I had a funny story to tell. Mine's a little more serious.

    http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2011/07/rtw-my-biggest-mistake.html

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  27. Here's my response:

    http://dalyamoon.com/2011/07/14/the-biggest-writing-mistake-i-ever-made/

    Spoiler alert: it's thinking fiction has to be factual!

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