Writer’s Life: Rookie Mistake, I Missed Spelled Her Name

I sent a perfect email saying thank you to someone I appreciated. Passionate about my experience and wanted them to know.

It was the perfect letter, so I thought. I made sure to express my heart. I walked away and came back to write it again. I used Hemingway’s app to make sure I said thank you, the best way possible. I checked for typos and errors.

Then I sent it. I looked back at what I did later. To see what the receiver would see. That’s when my heart dropped. I misspelled her name. It was not supposed to go down like that. It was to be flawless. And it was not. How did I do this? Such a rookie mistake. I should be pass this stage. Ohmygoodness.

I hear it all the time when someone gets a person’s name wrong it’s like nails scratching on a chalkboard. It doesn’t go over well with people. No matter what you do, make sure you get the name right.

As for me, I was lucky we had interacted on several occasions before that mistake. So I just sent an apology email after. She understood. But it didn’t stop me from being embarrassed.

What rookie move have you made as a writer? And how did you recover, if you did at all?