Okay, fine; so I caved.
When I first published my book, I was cocky. I did it! I wrote it! I put it out there and let other people read it!
Guess what? Other people have opinions. Some of which I don’t like.
Especially about the F word. Does an F word by any other name smell as sweet? Apparently not. Some people didn’t like it that I used poetic license and my self-proclaimed abilities as a wordsmith to come up with a spelling that I liked best for one particular F word. One person, of note because (s)he was the only negative review I received for my book on Amazon, decided to review it without actually reading it because of this.
That was back in March.
Fast forward to now, September. Another person declined to read my book because I used another F word. After consulting with the great literary minds in my household, I made the executive decision to change the spelling of one of the F words under dispute to the one in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (full disclosure: the online one) instead of the one in the Urban Dictionary.
So, now if someone doesn’t like it, they can bitch to them.
The other F word though, that’s trickier. I don’t think there is more than one way to spell f*&k.
So f*&k it.