Anyone else guilty of this? I’m not going to lie. It sucks. Being a bad speller and a writer? Those two shouldn’t go together. But they do. And I’m absolute proof of it. Thank goodness for spell check. However. [Long pause for dramatic effect] Spell check is the devil. It refuses to intuitively catch my correct-but-not-correct spelling choices. Let me explain.
For example. Peak and peek. I’m notorious for mixing these two up. Do you know how many times i’ve written [subject] peaked [around the corner] [into the room] [etc.]? Spell check should just know which one I mean and make the obvious change.
Others include: heal vs. heel and past vs. passed (the amount of times my mom caught this in my latest draft was embarrassing. But there you go.)
I. Hate. Spelling.