When good writers fall victim to bad leprechauns…

shamrockIt’s happened to me. While I have not ever actually witnessed the stinker in action, I have experienced the oddest writing failures that can only be attributed to the work of a malicious leprechuan whom I have named Sprinkles O’Nutty. How else can one explain the following three oddball writing mishaps?

1. My first book, my baby, my magnum opus. I open th shipping container breathlessly to discover….the title is misspelled on the spine. Wha…??? This tome  has been through a gazillion test readers, editors, the art department and assorted passers-by. The only explanation is that Sprinkles has had his naughty wee fingers all over this project.

2. I receive a lovely note from a reader. She enjoyed the romantic suspense novel, but what, by the way, happens in chapter eleven? It seems to be missing from the book. Huh? Who could be responsible for the theft of chapter eleven? Yep. It’s O’Nutty at work.

3. And finally, there is my business post office box. This is the nerve center from which I send out rafts of complimentary books, promotions and assorted mailers. How can one explain that in this official postal vessel I receive Mr. J.’s mail order meat catalogues, Mr. R.’s flyers for casino adventures and the cleaning service bills for Ms. Y? Nutty, your leprechaun fingerprints are all over this!

Have you have any inexplicable minor misfortunes recently? Do you suppose it could be the work of a leprechaun in your neighborhood? Please share. All comments get you entered in the Starbuck’s card drawing in a few weeks.

P.S. Did you notice the  typo???  Darn  leprechaun!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Hi, Dana. I was scrolling through a series of posts for blogs I follow, and the name Sprinkles O’Nutty caught my eye. Hahahahaha! I know that this was your St. Patty’s day post, but I had to stop by to thank you for the laugh. Brilliant. Just an absolutely hilarious post! Blessings, my dear, and top o’ the mornin’ to ye! 🙂



  2. Posted by Carlyle on March 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Ouch! Those first two are painful! Bless you, lass. 🙂



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