Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What is it Wednesday?




I am really tired this evening. I fell asleep on the train tonight trying to read my WIP back. Usually it draws me in and often serves to wake me up.
Not tonight. I am reading it through in preparation for beginning a rough edit. I have to say I struggle with editing my own work. I tend to see what I think is there rather than what is.
My only trick for getting past that is to read out loud. Usually if I do that I can focus on what is on the page not on what I imagine.
Well it is Wednesday and given I was AWOL on my family emergency last week I thought I should give you a tricky one this week.
So what on Earth do you  think this is?

7 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

Lol Well my FIRST thought was of two exhausted sperm. My second thought was of an elecrical outlet surrounded by fire. I have no third thought. Lack of caffeine.

Old Kitty said...

Button holes! But I like Anne's sperm suggestion! LOL!

I could never read stuff aloud so am in awe that you do and that it helps! Yay! Take care
x

Linda G. said...

Reading aloud is the best tool in my writer's toolbox--I hear things that need to be fixed better than I can see them on the page.

As for what that is...looks like two very short con trails in a Martian sky to me. ;)

mshatch said...

tricky is an understatement. I have absolutely no clue. But I do find reading my work aloud to be quite helpful. Good luck editing - I'm about to head into revisions myself :)

Misha Gericke said...

I also had a terrible bout of exhaustion last week, so you have my sympathy.

I think it's neon lights of some sort, although I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.

:-)

MTeacress said...

If you hadn't said what 'on earth' do you think this is, I would have said and alien's nostrils - If I believed in aliens. ;)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I'm too tired to even think coherently. Tough picture. I dunno. Maybe a certain Mr. & Mrs. Worm, in the midst of a family feud? Oh dear, I think they're dead. Fried in place. Poor things. Crud. Really am tired. Time to call it a day.