At first, I was like, I don’t have an answer to this! I am a spelling/grammar guru! I AM INFALLIBLE!!!!! Mwa-hahaha!
And then I remembered. I can’t spell the word “rhythm.” I mean, I did it correctly just now, but that’s because I looked it up first. But in my normal life, when the internet or a dictionary is not available, I’ll go through every possible combination of “r” and “y” and “h” and “t” and “m” until I’m pulling my hair out. I tell ya, it’s incredibly frustrating. What is it about that damn word?! And it’s doubly stupid because in my pre-writer life, I was a musician. I’ve played the violin for 20 years, I studied hardcore music theory and aural comp in college, and I was trained as a classical vocalist. So why the frak can’t I spell such a simple musical word?
And what’s triply stupid is that I actually am a pretty darn good speller, if I do say so myself. I never mix up “who’s” and “whose,” I know the difference between “its” and “it’s” like the back of my hand, I cringe whenever I see “a lot” spelled as one word, and I know that there is no such word as “seperate.” I can even spell “Mister Mxyzptlk,” the vowel-less name of a Superman supervillain juuuust fine every time.
But “rhythm”? Forget it. It’s just never going to happen.