I’m grateful to Word Press for introducing me to Grammarly, but I’ve been resisting the temptation to buy it and download it onto my Mac, having successfully convinced myself that I would buy it as some sort of reward for

a) Getting shortlisted for a competition or
b) Finding myself an agent

But no, I couldn’t wait, and I’m a sucker for a bargain.   Grammarly made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, for the first year anyway, and thank goodness I took them up on it.

I have spent the last three hours, getting into Grammarly having uploaded one of the manuscripts I’ve been sending to agents and publishers.  

Well… I am appalled and embarrassed in equal measures.  Grammarly has homed in on an eye-watering amount of gaffs, that has left me wondering if English really is my first language.  Only a mini-explosion in the kitchen made put down my Mac and galvanise myself into firefighter mode and find out that the egg I’d put on to boil, an hour before, had blown up in the pan.

So, I’ve no regrets about buying Grammarly.  I wish I had bought it months ago.  And, if I do get shortlisted for a competition or find myself an agent to work with, we will all know why.