Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Romance Is in the Air



I don’t know what happened this month. Maybe Mercury was in retrograde or Pluto was eclipsing into Uranus, but I totally forgot to do one of my favorite things: check out my Susan Miller horoscope on the first of the month. 

So I just checked it out, and guess what I found out: tomorrow is one of my most romantic days of the month. Tomorrow! I have so little time to prepare. Where did I put that Courvoisier? Where are those Barry White albums?

Well, I am no astrologer, but I can predict a day that has romantic potential for all of you: Jan 11, 2014. 

On January 11 of next year, I will be giving a grammar workshop for the Orange County Chapter Romance Writers of America. One thing I will be discussing is why grammar is important to literary agents, literary agents’ grammar pet peeves, and the most common grammar errors they encounter. 

In preparation, I have been contacting agents and collecting data, and since many of you are writers, I thought one particular pet peeve might interest you. One agent said that it “drives her nuts” when writers use “as per your request.”

The correct form is “per your request.” You can also use “as you requested.”

Oh, and I read all of your horoscopes, and they all said you will be attending a romance grammar workshop on January 11, 2014.

See you then!




8 comments:

Liz said...

Mercury doesn't go retrograde until the middle/end of June.

As per your request is wrong? Okay, adding that to my list of don'ts...

Shelly said...

Pluto eclipsing into Uranus sounds painful...

the late phoenix said...

i will definitely try to make it there on that date...if i'm still alive then...

Jenny, we'd love to have you over at my youtube channel, the party's not the same without you, come in, the water's fine :)

Jo Antareau said...

If my horoscope says so, I'd better get to that conference pronto. Wow, grammatical and astrological advice on the one page. Double thanx

Jemi Fraser said...

That would be so much fun! I'd love to be there, but small town Ontario is a little too far away :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I always say "per your request." Woo hoo! I bet that's the only mistake I haven't made on a query.

I like that you know what you're doing on January 11th next year. I haven't even planned breakfast for tomorrow.

DWei said...

I'm kind of an asshole and I purposely read to people the incorrect horoscope.

Then they go about their day completely unaware.

anthony stemke said...

Pluto eclipsing into Uranus he he he.