I’m editing. Hopefully I’m on almost the last read through and edit of WWMM before I send it off on its own in cyberspace to M&B.
And today…? Today I’m not feeling all that confident. Yesterday when I read, I thought it was pretty hot stuff (haha), today I feel every scene has more telling than showing and I’m appalled at some words which I use as often as I think about eating chocolate. Yep, a lot!!
And then there’s other words I totally misuse – ”the silence combusted.” Good God, what was I thinking?
Oh and there’s a question… I have my characters ask a lot of them, to themselves. Isn’t talking to oneself the first sign of madness? Are insane characters appealling to readers?
I guess this is why we need to read our work, edit and polish.
So… go on… tell all! Are there any things you do too much of or words you use a lot?