I am a card-carrying member of the grammar police. Even though I once had a dangling participle in the FIRST SENTENCE of my manuscript, and didn't realize it until a year later. (*blushes in embarrassment*)Do as I say, not as I do. That's my motto!
Well, your manuscript experience is in sync with one of my personal mottos…'Even when you fall flat on your face you're still moving forward.' I enjoy playing with words as well as visuals, so I trip up grammatically every now and then….ok….more 'now' than 'then'….