Justine Larbalestier says we don't have to be spell well to be good writers. Well, thank the Gods for that, 'cause I suck at spelling. It's something I never paid attention to in school. It just wasn't important to me. And now I'm paying the price of that.
I have been getting better. Really. I'm sorta kinda cured. Well, maybe not. I fake it well, though.
Homophones always trip me up. Obscure words I've only used verbally also don't map out well. In a recent story I replaced "sexton" with "sextant." Sigh.
One of these days I'll right gooder then I usta did.
(and damn it if I didn't have to fight myself to correct that, even though I intensionally typed it that way)