This blog is just one piece of my grammar empire-to-be. To further promote grammar awareness, here’s what I have planned for Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares this year:
• Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares- the book:
I did it. I wrote a book. It’s kind of like the blog in that it provides funny grammar lessons (well, I think I’m funny), but I hand-picked the top ten errors that either confuse our readers or make them laugh at us. I am going to start querying agents soon. Wish me luck.
• Grammar fashion:
I don’t want to sound stuck-up, but the grammar t-shirts I designed are pretty damn adorable. I am hoping to have the t-shirts available on this blog by summer (but definitely by the end of the year).
• Super secret grammar awareness spreading project:
Okay, I may have lost my mind, but I am so excited about this project. I should have it completed by the end of April. I can’t wait to share it with you.
• Proofreading/editing services:
I need your help with this one. I am going to start offering a proofreading/editing service on this blog. But before I actually launch it, I would like to get some practice and some testimonials, so I am offering a free edit of up to five pages for the first ten people who express interest. If you are interested in having me edit something of yours (e.g., a query letter, an excerpt from your manuscript or proposal, a cover letter, an essay, a Dear John letter, a tweet), leave your email address in the comments section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will contact you with details. In return, I ask that you write a short testimonial for me (only if I do a good job, of course).
I am aware that it’s going to be challenging for my grammar empire to survive in a time when many of grammar’s mortal enemies are thriving:
But as Jay-Z said, "I'd rather die enormous than live dormant."
(To clarify, I don't aspire to become enormous literally.)