Most recently seen on a publishers blog...
Something to the effect of: "Take a peak inside."
For future reference, one and all, please note the following:
PEAK = The pointed top of something, the highest point, the maximum point, degree, or volume of anything.
PEEK = to look or glance quickly or furtively, esp. through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer. A quick or furtive look or glance; peep.
Edited to add: Thanks to Sarita for pointing out another misuse of "peak" (as in "It really peaked my interest"):
PIQUE = to arouse an emotion or provoke to action.
Please, for the love of all that's holy, do not mix them up anymore. This little problem has been my first impression of more than one writer. Usually, this means it will also be my last.
Edited to Add: In light of the above, I do have to admit to a few grammatical failings. Mostly spelling issues, to be exact. I have these blocks against certain words and I sent one to a friend just now.
Devastated is one. I most frequently spell it devEstated, and I did in that email (are you laughing, Jen?).
I also struggle with marriage and carriage (I tend to invert the ai/ia thing), independent (I like to spell it "independAnt", but then I remember in "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" when Herbie the elf says, "We're In-Dee-Pen-Dent." and I can spell it correctly).
The thing is, even though I know I struggle with these words, I just can't remember what the correct spelling is, despite years of trying. I always have to look them up.
Do you have words you can never spell?
Time to write... I've gotten about 200 words done, but I need another 1800 words. Wish me luck!
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When you travel, you're looking for a lot of downtime. Vacations are your chance to recoup.
All you need is a scenic spot and plenty of time on your hands. You'll figure out the rest.
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