I just received my second round of edits and apparently I suffer from an addiction. I am addicted to the words "was" and "that". It's true. My name is Marie Rose Dufour (wait!?;)) and I am an addict. I used my addiction in a terrible way in Fated Mates. Between the two words, I used them over SIX HUNDRED times. Wow!!! Mind you there are others both these two seems to be my main "stuff"! In order to try and purge my system of these words, I spent all day yesterday removing all but nineteen "thats". I am only a quarter of the way of eradicating most of the "was" because it takes a lot longer rewriting the sentences to get rid of it. I was editing's bitch yesterday.
On a personal note, I didn't get the job in the district that I live in. I'm not really upset by this because they are notorious for not hiring teachers at top step. I knew this thirteen years ago when I first interviewed with them and they took someone on second step opposed to my sixth at the time. I was actually told this by the person calling me with my rejection phone call. Even though I knew this was how they operated, I decided to take a chance this time. Guess what? Not one of the teachers they hired has more than seven years experience. In these tough economic times, I can understand they want to save money anyway they can but really shouldn't there be a disclaimer like If more than ten years experience, you need not apply! Just asking.