Everyone’s got something that annoys the shit out of them, right? I think sometimes creative types are a little more in tune with such things, because some of us pay a little too much attention to people and what they do. So, we thought, why not share our peeves, and then invite you all to share yours. Once a bad thing is out, it’s not so bad, right? Maybe. Here goes.
Liam: Autocorrect is evil.
(Agreed, but sometimes it’s also funny)
Steve: Publishing pet peeve – Writers who point out other writers’ typos publicly on social media (without invitation to do so). You’re laying down a gauntlet there, and you’d better be pretty fucking good before you feel you have carte blanche to call out other writers based on a typing error. And in most of the writer groups I’ve been in, nobody’s that good.
Other Pet Peeves – People who assume moral superiority for having the “right” opinion. I’ll take a brash cunt that does the good in front of them over a prick that loudly moralises from an unchallenged high ground any day of the week.
(I love it when you use the C word, Steve.)
Hanna: Someone chewing with their mouth open, which makes me want to scream, For fucksakes, close your damn mouth when you chew!
Katrina: Publishing-wise, when a writer is convinced they’ve nothing left to learn or refuse to edit beyond grammar mistakes. Makes me stabby.
(Like, one time I said I wasn’t making the edits. ONE TIME. Jeeze.)
Christian: (Are you all ready for this?)
1. Cunts who block me on Facebook for no reason.
FTL markets (In English: For the love markets, which pay zilch to authors)
2. Snowflake pretenders who spend a lot of time whining about how hard writing is instead of, you know, writing.
3. People who have multiple online profiles. I don’t mean pseudonyms for writing. That has a purpose. But I’ve recently learned that some weird fucks maintain multiple profiles just for the hell of it.
(We’ve contacted his doctor and he’ll be receiving stronger medication in the future.)
Renee: Oh, the list is so long. I let too much annoy me. First, I cannot stand know-it-alls, so I guess that’d fall into snowflakes who think they don’t need editing or have nothing left to learn, and moral high ground assholes, as Steve mentioned. Second, loud eaters. Really hate those. And close talkers. Mostly because they breathe on me and I hate when people breathe in my face.
Publishing: Whiners bug me. Do your bitching in private, not on social media. Kay? Thanks.
Finally, just in general, I also can’t stand sniffers. By that I mean, people who constantly sniff and snuffle. Get a fucking tissue and blow your damn nose. I think that’s enough for now.
Now it’s your turn. What bugs you guys? Come on, share and we’ll judge you for it.