Spelling Doesn’t Count
Lots of people worry about their spelling when writing something. How can you expect to craft a masterpiece when you spend seventeen minutes trying to figure out how to spell the word “pterodactyl”? Even if you’re OCD like me, the best thing you can do is write your story devoid of any spelling or grammar corrections. Yes, your Word document will probably be filled with red squiggly lines, and yes, they might be hard to look at, but your story is bound to be 100 times better if you focus on the plot and characters rather than the spelling.
Check this out: Every word in this passage is spelled incorrectly, but you can still comprehend it!
I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh?
I’m not saying that spelling isn’t important, because it is, but on the first draft, spelling is super low on the list of priorities. As long as you can understand what’s going on, don’t worry about spelling; worry about the story. The second draft, however, is when you can go all Grammar Nazi and correct any and all spelling mistakes! Until then, don’t fret it.
I hpoe yuo ejnyoed tihs aritcle!