I've just had a story acceptance from Alfie Dog. Hurrah! The editor pointed out two errors. I like to know about these so I can try to avoid them in future. One was that I mixed up the character's names. I have no excuse as I know how prone I am to that and should have checked more thoroughly.
The other was that I'd used phased instead of fazed. A phase is a stage or increment. Faze is to disconcert or disturb. My blog title is misleading as actually I was a little fazed. Not that I'd made a typo. We all do. It was because although I knew the two different meanings, I hadn't realised they were actually two entirely different words with different spellings. How can I not have known that?
Can I blame it on phases of the moon, or claim it's just a phase I'm going through? Maybe I need to start phasing more time with the dictionary into my day?
Talking of Alfie Dog, there's still plenty of time to enter their short story competition and win £200 plus publication (and royalties) of your own collection.