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?


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

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.