I’m No Tolstoy

As a fan and user of the software Grammarly, I look forward to receiving my weekly progress report. It’s like being in high school again. I’m not graded, thank God, but the report does provide insight and includes my longest writing streak, productivity, accuracy, vocabulary, and top three writing mistakes.

Can you guess the mistake that always appears?  You got it! The first time the comma isn’t listed – we’ll celebrate with virtual champagne! Okay, not sure how that would work, but I’ll toast you while I enjoy a glass or two.

This week’s progress report noted I was 97% more productive than other writers. I read that twice, 97 %? My first thought was, who’s using my account? And, the second thought was, where’s the evidence? Cause damned if I can find all that productivity.

Then they gave me this little nugget. 7 weeks of active writing? Tolstoy? War and Peace? Somebody was sipping the bottle.

Regardless, it was inspiring. You, my friends, my fellow fence jumpers, may be reading a post from the next Tolstoy! Or, not.


 I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Join the conversation. Talk to me or tell me your story. I’m all ears.

9 thoughts on “I’m No Tolstoy

  1. So there I was, wishing I could excuse myself from the task that’s had me glued to the chair all day – like it or not – when I took my last break to catch up on my blog buddies. Two hours later I realized I can come back to my Grammerly v Autocrit research AFTER I wrap up this chapter … Sheesh. Thanks for the run though 😀

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  2. Congrats on the 97%
    Sometimes I wish I’d paid more attention in school, but I get over the feeling quickly. After all, there were more interesting things than punctuation fighting more my consideration–namely, girls.

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    • I’ve used Autocrit in the past; then they hiked the price up and I dropped them. They have made substantial changes are geared specifically toward writers. might wan to check out the changes. When I look at the premium level of Grammarly, they are comparable in price. And, given all the changes, may give them another try. If you do, would love to hear what you think. Thanks for reading and joining the conversation.

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