I thought for a long time that I knew the difference between lose, loose, and loss. I said I could just tell the difference by thinking about it. No big problem there.
Guess what? I was wrong.
For some reason, I kept thinking that loose (as in, he loosened the ropes) was the same as lose (as in, I will not lose the game.) So I wrote a lot with that spelling in mind.
Now, I have to go back and fix them all. Worse, I have to think about it each time, just to make sure I am right, and I still sometimes get it wrong.
What does this mean? Always look up. The dictionary is your friend.
On another note, I finished my story for the writing contest! Well, almost. I inserted the paper edit into the computer, so I’m practically done. Yay! (Just a few more touch ups.)