In daily life, I'd like to think that I commit at least five fails
Now, thinking of all these little "fails" here and there, I'm bringing you a bunch of these fails that are blogging or bookish related. Most of them are from a while back, call it a faux pas for being a newbie blogger. But you'd be shocked, a lot of them are actually pretty recent.
Participating in a really heated fandom discussion and messing up a character's name.
Listen, I have to deal with thousands of characters from all the books I've read. I'm sorry if my pronounciation of a character's name is enough to stop a conversation and make a person go:
Listening to an audiobook and having the chapters on shuffle.
This is recent, I have no shame in admitting this. It jumped from the main character on a bus to a main character talking to the king in the castle. At first, I didn't catch on but eventually... You should've seen me going "why is this novel going all over the place?" I think I was listening to it for a good hour before I decided to actually check what was going on.
Contacting the wrong publisher for a request.
I want to bury myself in a hole when I do this. I can't help it! Sometimes, I associate an author with a publisher and when they switch, I've got it in my head that they're with someone else. And the worst part is that I'm not going to have to deal with the publicist face to face but that makes me feel even worse.
[Sometimes, they don't even reply because it's so much of a fail.]
Forgetting your page, finding your "page" and not realizing that the page you found was not your page.
Whoa, that was strange to write. So let me break it down. I forgot my page once and then tried to find it. I eventually settled on a page that seemed right in vague memory but it wasn't until I read the chapter that I realized... THIS IS NOT MY PAGE! And then you're forced to keep searching - wasting valuable reading time.
Buying a second in a series before the first.
Basically, buying a book that isn't the first when you haven't read the first. Sometimes, a book won't say that its not the first in the series and I'll be honest, I'm way too lazy to look up Goodreads in a bookstore when I'm trying to settle for one book.
It's upsetting because now you either have to read the first book or revel in your shame. And even if you read the first one, there's no guarantee that you'll like it. Which leads to reveling in the shame again.
Calling a blogger the wrong name/mistaking a blogger in a public place.
If it were twitter, a mistake like this would never happen because of bios and their twitter image but in real life, I'm so prone to these kinds of mistakes at signings. Whoops.