Revision joys. Now that’s an oxymoron!
I have three awesome critique partners and two great test readers. And as I read their suggestions and corrections, one thought comes to mind – maybe I should just stick to guitar playing for my creative outlet? No wait – I suck at that as well! Can one dig ditches creatively?
Anyone else feel like this?
However, as I go through detailed critiques pointing out overused words, wrong tense, and sucky dialog, there are moments when humor restores my sanity...
From Jeffrey at World of the Scribe -
“and that’s Senior Officer Byron to you…” – “…the acronym from these words spell out S.O.B. It almost makes me want to retract those earlier comments I made about excessiveness.”
From Rusty at The Blutonian Death Egg -
“We’ll have to play when you’re not rusty then.” – “Hey! That’s my name! Woo hoo! I’m in your book.”
Mevine all but inhaled his meal. – “Go ahead. He inhaled it!”
Her brows furrowed… – “Okay, I’m looking this up."
"It’s ten minutes later, thank you internet.”
“You deserve a prize if you are still reading my comments.”
And my critique partners and test readers deserve a prize if they’re still reading my manuscript!
What are your critique partners like? Hope everyone involved has a sense of humor!
Oh, and the secret? Remember the female lead I’m introducing opposite Byron? The mysterious, as of yet unnamed woman?
Her name is Athee.
Happy Friday the 13th everyone!