Posts tagged with "alphabet" - Faerye Net 2008-07-26T18:17:24+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Alphabetic bias? 2008-07-26T18:17:24+00:00 2008-08-07T11:55:04+00:00 <p>I was just reorganizing my writing folder (on Puck, my laptop) to reflect the theory that I&#8217;m now an Author, not a writing student (a thin proposition, I know). Putting my stories together regardless of whether I wrote them to show to an advisor or not, et cetera. I thought as long as they were all together, I might as well color-code the folders to reflect the submissions-status of each story, using the color codes I do in my submissions spreadsheet.</p> <p>Yes, this is really Felicity. I <strong>do</strong> in fact have an organized bone in my body. Possibly three, to make up an entire finger. Anyway, I color-coded away and discovered that of the 15 stories in the folder, the three that are out in editors&#8217; mail bins right now (blue) are in letters A through F, whereas the eight that are ready to go out but are <span class="caps">NOT</span> out (green) are clustered at the end of the alphabet, mostly around &#8216;S&#8217;. Does my subconscious mind discriminate by letter?</p> <p>Maybe it&#8217;s wise to do so, because the only published story I have starts with &#8216;B&#8217;&#8230;.</p> <p><strong>Update, August 7, 2008:</strong> My other accepted story starts with &#8216;A&#8217;. Hmm.</p>